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Banned ID content at Ball State U features Oxford math prof John Lennox

This from John Stonestreet at Breakpoint,

The two required books for the course are a noncontroversial, standard text on the Big Bang and a book by John Lennox called “God’s Undertaker.” Lennox argues that the claim that science has disproved the existence of God is greatly exaggerated, to say the least. And by the way, Lennox has three doctorates, is professor of mathematics at Oxford, and has an incredibly long and impressive academic resume—hardly a lightweight, you might say.

Lennox is just the kind of alternative voice you’d expect to find in an interdisciplinary honors seminar on philosophical questions raised by science. You’d think Professor Hedin would be praised for giving his students a range of opinions, or at the very least that his academic freedom would be respected.

Haw. To the extent that human beings are regarded simply as one species of primate, academic freedom is a meaningless concept. And making it so is a key achievement of materialist atheism. See, for example, Materialist philosopher Daniel Dennett rushes to defense of scientism.

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4 Responses to Banned ID content at Ball State U features Oxford math prof John Lennox

  1. New (Sept.10) Lennox video upload:

    John Lennox: Being a Winsome Apologist. at the Xenos Summer Institute 2013 – video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwOpsOudaA8

  2. They don’t care about science or truth, they only care about promoting their religion of atheism, which is why they hold on to darwin’s pitiful theory for dear life.

    Lennox is a man of reason and logic.

  3. Censored, not merely banned. Atheistical content (no matter how outrageous) evidently faces no such interdict.

  4. Here is a good deal on ‘banned/censored/forbidden’ ID material:

    Back-to-School Special Offer: Order Discovering ID curriculum and get 2 free DVDs – Robert Crowther September 19, 2013
    Excerpt: Order the Discovering Intelligent Design curriculum this month and you’ll get free copies of Illustra media’s science documentaries Metamorphosis and Flight!
    http://www.evolutionnews.org/2.....76951.html

    Both Metamorphosis and Flight are, IMHO, excellent videos and are well worth the ‘free’ part of the deal. For example, at the 12:23 minute mark of the following video is a neat little clip from Metamorphosis

    The Miracle of Development Part 1 – Origins with Dr. Paul A. Nelson – video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD9qMvz6T90#t=741s

    As well, the following video clip from ‘Flight’ is stunning and the entire video should easily keep the attention of any grade-school child and is thus excellent teaching material:

    FLIGHT: The Genius of Birds – Skeletal system – video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11fZS_B6UW4

    Of related note to reading ‘forbidden’ non-Darwinian material whilst in public school is this humorous story from ‘EXPELLED’s’ Richard Sternberg:

    How My Views on Evolution Evolved – Richard Sternberg PhD.
    Excerpt: I developed to an art a most dangerous habit. I would spend hours in the library reading. Not just required materials mind you, but heretical volumes; and not just your run of the mill books that presented some crankish ideas, but the strong plain brown wrapper stuff literature that posed hardcore, sophisticated challenges to the Darwinism that I had so casually imbibed. Day after day, and sometimes night after night when I wasn’t out and about, my attention turned to Richard Goldschmidt’s The Material Basis of Evolution and Theoretical Genetics; Hugo de Vries’s The Mutation Theory and Species and Varieties: Their Origin by Mutation; Søren Løvtrup’s Epigenetics: A Treatise on Theoretical Biology and Darwinism: The Refutation of a Myth ; to name only a handful. None of the authors were creationists and none to my knowledge ever mentioned the G word, but all were evolutionists who were critical of Darwinism and, given their backgrounds in genetics and embryology, able to outline in detail why the “facts” that I “knew to be true” were either misinterpreted or simply erroneous. Who needed Penthouse?
    http://www.richardsternberg.co.....lbio08.pdf

    Expelled – Richard Sternberg Exclusive Movie Clip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LMDBJ4Vplo

    Verse and Music:

    John 15:18
    “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.

    Kutless – Shut Me Out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6flXRCLPS0

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