BY PAUL HARVEY
The NY Times reports, "Green Light for Institute on Creation in Texas."
No "Intelligent Design" fig leaf for creationism here. This is the real thing, an online masters of "science education" degree based on the curriculum developed by the Institute of Creation Research -- six literal days, strategically placed fossils, etc. Perhaps they'll be taking field trips to that creation museum in Kentucky (see Randall Stephens blogging about that, below). The Institute, of course, knows how to play the "both sides of the story" game (the same one played by noted scientist George W. Bush when asked about this a few years ago):
“Where the difference is, we provide both sides of the story,” Mr. [Henry] Morris said. On its Web site, the institute declares, “All things in the universe were created and made by God in the six literal days of the creation week” and says it “equips believers with evidences of the Bible’s accuracy and authority through scientific research, educational programs, and media presentations, all conducted within a thoroughly biblical framework.”
The curriculum comes not a moment too soon, since the fate of Western, or at least Texas, civilization is at stake:
It also says “the harmful consequences of evolutionary thinking on families and society (abortion, promiscuity, drug abuse, homosexuality and many others) are evident all around us.”
I can now blame Darwin for my addiction to and abuse of coffee.