Comment on Walla Walla University: The Collegian Debates Evolution vs. Creation by Student at WWU.
Some interesting comments from the freethoughtblogs.com posting on the survey…
oh, and most of the biology professors there do actually teach straight evolution, even though they’ll offer the qualifier on the first day of class, something like “whether you believe it or not, this is what you have to know to be a scientist…”
I also attend WWU as an Electrical Engineering major. When I first came here I had my doubts about religion, but I had professors that encouraged careful thought and analysis, which helped set me on the path to becoming the atheist I am today.
The first graph (how the earth came into existence) is improperly scaled. They only had 640-odd responses, and the axes indicate something closer to 800.
When I arrived at the school a few years ago, I was definitely Adventist. Now, as a result of my education (and also my friends), I am agnostic trending toward atheist. Yes, there are a lot of very religious people here. Yes, I used to be one of them. Now, I think I know the majority of my fellow skeptics here. We exist underground and the group is slowly growing. There is still hope for the people here trapped in religion. If I broke free, others can, too.
Ya’ll are being lied here at the request of the biology department. They set off the alarm this (Friday) morning and urged their students to defend them by talking about how their having faith and belief in creation had been affirmed at WWU to “prevent another La Sierra.” Why do you think these students are posting in such a way so they can be identified, they want their profs in their department to know. Students at WWU don’t just show up on Educate Truth to comment without being asked.
The comments over at freethoughtblogs are much more accurate in relation to what the faculty at our school teach and support.