To give some idea what Darwinists will do to protect their established religion at universities, listen to what a German friend tells us transpired last fall when Oxford mathematician John Lennox, known for sympathies with design in the universe, was giving a lecture at a university in Munich, Germany.
Lennox’s lecture made use of design arguments, citing Bill Dembski and Steve Meyer, titled in German “Hat Gott die Naturwissenschaft begraben” (= Has Science buried God?).
No surprise there, that’s the subtitle of his recent book on the theme, God’s Undertaker: Has science buried God?
Lennox cites, among others, the work of Bill Dembski and Stephen Meyers. Well, that won’t do. What with the Cambrian explosion and all, Darwin’s followers have a huge exposed, er, flank to cover. And the best way to do that is to get all evidence-based objections classed as “religion”—an alien religion, that is. Not Darwinism, in support of which fact, falsehood, and nonsense are freely cited, to approximately equal effect.
As our German friend notes, Lennox was first invited to speak by a professor of information sciences. That figures; many of the most serious objections to the publicly funded Darwin cult have come in recent decades from the information sciences. More on that later.
Well, first, the invitation was rejected by the administration on the grounds that the lecture was about “faith issues” originating outside the U. And, just as you can’t build a church or ashram in Afghanistan, you can’t invite a non-Darwinian lecturer into Darwin’s temple.
Then the information sciences prof did an end run around the admin. He got a colleague in the theology faculty to invite Lennox, to give “advanced training” to theologians. Which made it a university event.
The “faith” claim is a crock, of course. The lecture could have been exclusively about information theory or cosmology. However, short of having Lennox declared a public menace, the U had to buckle, and Lennox spoke to an overflow crowd. If you understand German, here’s an mp4 file.
But maybe things are changing. With an atheist who doubts Darwin slanging another atheist who thinks secularism is dead just the other day in the New York Times, it will soon be time to start disestablishing Darwin’s religion from the university.