November 22, 2005
Intelligent life in Kansas
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Creationism and intelligent design are going to be studied at the University of Kansas, but not in the way advocated by opponents of the theory of evolution.
A course being offered next semester by the university religious studies department is titled “Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies.”
“The KU faculty has had enough,” said Paul Mirecki, department chairman.
“Creationism is mythology,” Mirecki said. “Intelligent design is mythology. It's not science. They try to make it sound like science. It clearly is not.”
Kansas’s Board of Education, you’ll recall, recently approved new public-school science standards that cast doubt on the theory of evolution.
UPDATE 12/01/05: The university backed down and cancelled the course. Cowards.
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