Monday, March 27, 2006


Deborah Owens Fink, Then and Now

In an interview published today in the Akron Beacon Journal, Deborah Owens Fink, an associate professor of marketing at Akron State University and the member of the Ohio State School Board who has pushed hardest for intelligent design, says:

"My goal has always been and will continue to be to focus on allowing students to openly discuss the strengths and weaknesses of evolution and not censor that in the classroom... "

Later in the interview, in response to a question about Dover, Owens Fink says:

"... Dover mandated intelligent design, Ohio does not. No place in the Ohio
lesson is intelligent design or any religious reference made... the Dover board
sent a letter to districts residents denigrating evolution and advocating
intelligent design. Ohio did no such thing."

Owens Fink has not always sung from "teach the controversy" hymnbook though. According to Charu Gupta of the Free Times:


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