… 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.