Friday, April 06, 2007

SMU Wimps Out

As expected, the DI‘s offer to engage in a public dialogue with the science department faculty members at SMU is being turned down. The DI received a letter from the Anthropology department yesterday. Maybe there is still a chance one of the other departments might take them up on it.


It seems that Darwin supporters are only comfortable discussing the issues surrounding this debate in public venues where a judge, who has little knowledge of science, is presiding, and where there is no open dialogue allowed between the opponents.


It would be interesting to know whether the majority of science educators in our K-12 public schools are aware of the fact that Darwinists refuse to debate the issues surrounding this controversy. I gotta believe they would look at this as darn good evidence for the fact that Darwinian evolution is not as rock solid as they are led to believe.

In fact, I wonder if our K-12 science teacher know anything about ID at all other than what they hear from the mainstream media outlets. Here’s what some of the professors from SMU stated in an article in the Dallas News.
The organization behind the event, the Discovery Institute, is clear in its agenda: It states that what the SMU science faculty believes to be so useful (science) is a danger to conservative Christianity and should be replaced by its mystical world view.

Holy buckets...that is seriously such complete baloney that I’m shocked someone has the audacity to actually put it in print. The DI has never made a statement even remotely close to stating that “science” is a danger to conservative Christianity. And, the inference of design has nothing to do with a mystical world view whatsoever.

Here’s a thought....why don’t those SMU science professors get off their rumps, get up to the podium, and put those those crazy, religious, nut cakes in their place. Yeah! Bring in the entire student body and make it “a teaching moment”.

That is something that would be worth watching, and it would certainly provide the students with a lot to think about.

[More from Rob Crowther at EN&V.]