Following a complaint from an intelligent design think tank that a Ball State University class is an endorsement of atheism, the school’s president says a review of the class will be done. (via Ball State University President Plans To Review ‘Atheism’ Class After Complaint)
- Discovery Institute challenged the appropriateness of the “Dangerous Ideas” course after Ball State President Jo Ann Gora told an atheist organization that had objected to another Ball State class that the teaching of “intelligent design” and creationism isn’t appropriate for science courses, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
- “You can be assured that the syllabi and curricula of all of the courses you singled out, as well as those of other courses offered by the Honors College and elsewhere at the university, are reviewed and updated on a regular basis,” Gora wrote in the letter, according to The Star Press.
- The Discovery Institute is an anti-evolution, pro-creationism intelligent design think tank in Seattle that maintains supernatural forces shaped the universe.
- The “Dangerous Ideas” course uses “What is Your Dangerous Idea?” as its textbook. The think tank says the textbook declares that “science must destroy religion” and that “scientists should function as our ‘high priests.’”