Monday, November 21, 2005
University of California Feeds Christian Schoolchildren To Lions!
You may have seen this story about a Christian group that is suing the University of California system for not recognizing several of their courses for credit. The courses in question include a biology course that covers intelligent design. Here's how the Wall Street Journal characterized the textbook, in an editorial excoriating the UC system for persecuting Christians:
As for the biology textbook, it is certainly true that it includes a presentation of creationism and intelligent design, but it presents evolution as well, straightforwardly.Unfortunately, the textbook includes more than a presentation of Creationism. Here's a look at the inside of the textbook, including a screen capture of one of the "Facets of Biology" pages. Which facet of biology? "How God Communicates to Man." The section begins thusly:
God walked and talked with Adam in the Garden of Eden. The Bible records that God spoke to some people directly and to others in dreams. Sometimes He sent angels.And if that isn't academically rigorous enough for the University of California, I don't know what would be. Boy, do I look forward to hearing this textbook defended in open court.