Saturday, March 24, 2007
Prop Up the Ganda
The evil Darwinist faculty at Godless American universities are at it again, trying to suppress the brave scientists who are just trying to follow the evidence!
It seems that members of the anthropology, biology and geology departments at that bastion of materialism, Southern Methodist University, have written letters protesting the upcoming "Darwin vs. Design" conference, co-sponsored by the SMU law school's Christian Legal Society.
The university's interim provost, Tom Tunks, said that the school won't cancel the event but added that it does not endorse it:
Although SMU makes its facilities available as a community service, and in support of the free marketplace of ideas, providing facilities for those programs does not imply SMU's endorsement of the presenters' views.
These are conferences of and for believers and their sympathetic recruits. They have no place on an academic campus with their polemics hidden behind a deceptive mask.
The faculty is concerned that holding the conference on-campus could send a message that scientists at the school support intelligent design. Dr. John Ubelaker, former chairman of the chemistry department, said:
This is propaganda. Using the campus for propaganda does not fit into anybody's scheme of intellectual discussion.
Sorry, you can't help it as long as you're pretending ID is science.