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Robert Sloan talks about Baylor culture vs. the Polanyi (ID) Center

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Marvin Olasky of World Magazine interviews Robert Sloan, the Baylor prez who recruited the ID folk at the Polanski Centrer and ended up having to leave (that was one of many disconnects between him and the post-Baptist culture at Baylor)

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.

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2 Replies to “Robert Sloan talks about Baylor culture vs. the Polanyi (ID) Center

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    CannuckianYankee says:

    “Marvin Olasky of World Magazine interviews Robert Sloan, the Baylor prez who recruited the ID folk at the Polanski Centrer and ended up having to leave (that was one of many disconnects between him and the post-Baptist culture at Baylor)”

    The “Polanski Center” at Baylor? Now that would be a scandal. 😉

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    If it were entitled The Polanski Center they wouldn’t resist it!!!

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