Baylor Rejects Intelligent Design
University, formerly a great Baptist university in Texas has unveiled
their true colors. They have succumbed to the religion of Darwinism by rejecting
the concept of Intelligent Design (that the universe in which we live
was created by a greater Intelligence). Biblical Christians reject the
ridiculous theory of Darwinism and evolution.
Below is a quote from The Berean Call
which shows the depths to which Baylor has sunk.
We’re saddened to report on a recent administrative
action at Baylor University (a Baptist school) in Texas, where
administrators ordered a professor’s personal website be shut down
because of “anonymous concerns” that the site supported ideas
associated with the intelligent design movement (IDM).
Baylor’s record on dealing with academic freedom, particularly as it
concerns intelligent design the IDM, is now all the more odious. In
2000, Baylor removed intelligent design theorist William Dembski, now
at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, because Dembski
“refus[ed] to rescind a statement supporting Intelligent Design as a
legitimate form of academic inquiry.”
The professor under fire this time is Robert Marks, distinguished
professor of electrical and computer engineering, who launched a
website called the “Evolutionary Informatics Lab” in June to study
whether natural selection can use chance mutations to generate new
information. “Marks’ conclusions, as explained on the website, placed
limits on the scope of Darwinism and offered scientific support for
Intelligent Design,” explains Baptist Press.
The debate, surprisingly, does not concern the validity of Marks’
research, but rather “Baylor’s policies and procedures of approving
centers, institutes, products using the university’s name,” according
to Lori Fogleman, director of media communications at Baylor. In July,
after giving an interview to the IDM-promoting Discovery Institute,
Marks was asked by Baylor’s engineering school dean to remove the
website. In response, Marks requested a meeting for discussion, but
just shy of a week before the scheduled meeting, all references to the
Evolutionary Informatics Lab on Marks’ website were forcibly removed.
Should we be surprised? Dembski, the previous victim, offers a fairly
chilling perspective on academic freedom when it comes to disagreement
“You have to understand, in the current academic climate, Intelligent
Design is like leprosy or heresy in times past. To be tagged as an ID
supporter is to become an academic pariah, and this holds even at
so-called Christian institutions that place a premium on respectability
at the expense of truth and the offense of the Gospel.”
Excerpted from Answers In Genesis
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