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Eric Hedin … about the ID controversy, in an elective course.

Yes, remember that Ball State U prof in Indiana who was under attack from the exotic “Freedom from Religion Foundation” because he taught an elective course that included readings on the ID controversy? Yeah, whassname, Eric Hedin, pictured above right.

Interesting that he is with the physics and astronomy department. Atheist mathematician Peter Woit has warned atheist celeb Michael Shermer against crackpot (anti-ID, as it happens) cosmologies, many of which depend on assumptions derived from Darwinism and Darwin’s god.

Apparently, this has got beyond a “Godless Sunday at Home” joke. The anti-God crackpots have muscle (if not brains), and can easily frighten administrators (but who can’t frighten them?).

Here is an academic freedom petition to sign.

Apparently, even a well-respected academic like Thomas Nagel isn’t immune from the Night of the Long Weasels, so why should this guy expect to escape, unless … ?

Unless enough people make it clear that education is about listening to both sides and that they will not continue to provide a tax-funded bullhorn for one side only.

2 Replies to “Sign here to help prof who wants to teach

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    kairosfocus says:

    So sad:

    Unless enough people make it clear that education is about listening to both sides and that they will not continue to provide a tax-funded bullhorn for one side only.

    If we have come to that, we are already in the long night of nihilism that Plato warned against as a consequence of the mind warpings of evolutionary materialism 2350 years ago.

    It should not take a show of force, by petition or whatever, to block abusers attacking and thinking it is open season on anyone who does not toe the materialist party line.

    And if administrators and the academic community as a whole refuse to see the implications like that (even as many refuse to see the obvious implications of the ongoing IRS “open season . . . ” scandal) then the university has lost its soul and will shortly lose its credibility.

    When it comes to this, it is time to create an alternative.

    KF

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    kairosfocus says:

    PS: The lack of ability to think straight that is so evident here is a sign of both the importance and the neglect of first principles of right reason and those of understanding worldview foundations in our day. When people have become so intoxicated on poisonous rhetoric — too often presented under the false label education, sometimes dressed up in the lab coat — that they cannot think straight, and are disinclined to be concerned for the other, but instead become ever more willing to entertain dehumanising, demonising stereotypes and scapegoating instead of turning on those who are poisoners and letting them know in no uncertain terms that they had better stop, that is a very bad sign indeed. Time to wake up folks.

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