In 2011, he said this, in an interview with Marvin Olasky, May 7, 2011:
You created the Polanyi Center for the Study of Intelligent Design. That became controversial: Why? We brought a couple very fine scholars to be there, but immediately they encountered much opposition by the neo-Darwinians.
What objections were there to Intelligent Design at an ostensibly Christian university? I don’t think there was a good objection. Critics said you’re going to embarrass us professionally, everyone knows evolution is true, and who are these people but a bunch of seven-day creationists? The list went on. People threw up a thousand different issues. It is a shame that in academic life, which is supposed to be marked by open-ended inquiry, people-both left and right-are often dogmatic. Evolution was a dogma for some, almost like a religious faith that couldn’t be questioned.
What he wanted to do couldn’t be done: Make the Christian university a viable alternative to atheist materialist institutions, instead of a capitulator to them. In this or in any other field. And eventually, he was forced out.
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