Friday, June 08, 2007


The Philosopher's Revenge

Back in April, we reported that creationist chemistry teacher Jim Garretson planned to teach a "Physics 2990: Creation Science" course at McCook Community College in Nebraska.

A few days after that announcement we learned that the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education decided to "change the prefix of the course to philosophy to better reflect the nature of the subject matter."

Naturally the shouts of joy from the McCook Science Dept. were nearly drowned out by the agonized screams coming from the philosophy faculty.

Whatever department ended up taking one for the team, the course was to have included:

Now, however, Glen Branch of the National Center for Science Education has told us that he's seen an e-mail from the president of McCook Community College saying that the proposed creation science course "was removed from our course offerings on May 10, 2007."

That's too bad. I was looking forward to driving up to Nebraska, perhaps with Les Lane riding shotgun, to hear about dinosaurs in the present.


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