Comment on Louie Bishop Testifies, Again, about His Experience at La Sierra University by Marie.
@Larry: Good grief. Is this what Christianity has come to? “Let the school go its way, and cut the losses”?
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Shane Hilde: One of the retired professors even put it in print in one of his lectures:
Ok, but isn’t the following put into print in the syllabus?
â€œIt is vitally important for you to realize that this courseâ€”as a science courseâ€”is describing evidence from mainstream science, and is not dealing with beliefs. Some will decide they cannot â€œbelieveâ€ the scientific evidence, and it is your right to decide. This is encouraged and supported. If you expect to be competitive in any modern science-based profession, and hope to perform well on standardized or pre-professional qualifying exams, you must simply know what the scientific evidence is, whether or not you â€˜believeâ€™ it.â€
This tells me students already have the understanding that they are being taught strictly mainstream science, which we may or may not consider the correct method of teaching it, but their reason for it is as stated above: “If you expect to be competitive in any modern science-based profession, and hope to perform well on standardized or pre-professional qualifying exams, you must simply know what the scientific evidence is, whether or not you â€˜believeâ€™ it.â€
Shane Hilde: Well apparently there are students who say they didnâ€™t and students who say they did. Iâ€™m a graduate who sat through one biology course and he did in fact teach the theory as if it was true/fact.
…”as if it was true”…so what does that mean? Did he actually say it was a fact? And do we have anything to go by other than what is being claimed? Is there any evidence to back up said claims? How are we to know that statements haven’t been taken out of context, or misinterpreted?
Faith: If I had been the head of the GC, as soon as I heard about it, I would have been out there, suspended the departments involved while I investigated, and taken immediate and thorough action to cut off the heretical teachings.
If it was me, I would first find out if evolution is being taught as a fact, or as a theory with holes in it. It makes a huge difference.
Shayne Vincent: If you want to believe in evolution, then go to a State university. This is a very simple issue and has nothing to do with ignorance and everything to do with integrity.
I’m not sure what “believing” in evolution has to do with this. It is important for biology students to know the particulars of evolutionary theory in their own field. Whether they believe in it or not, is another matter altogether.
Professor Kent: Your characterization of an entire department (and in prior posts an entire university) as â€œsacrifice-all-for-evolutionismâ€ because of the views of a few individuals is nothing more than propaganda.