University to Teach ‘Intelligent Design’ as Myth | LiveScience

DSC00301.JPGThis should evoke a bit of conversation in the blogosphere, not to mention the rest of the media. (I think I will begin calling them the Medes and then perhaps the internet community could become the Persians. What do you think?)

University to Teach ‘Intelligent Design’ as Myth | LiveScience

By The Associated Press
posted: 22 November 2005 02:30 pm ET

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.”

I find it interesting that the department head should have put this in such aggressive terms. Anybody have thoughts on that?

 

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