A few days ago we wrote A Book about the Ball State Imbroglio. The book in question was published by the Discovery Institute Press and written by Eric Hedin, who caused an uproar several years ago when he was said to be slipping creationist material into his course on the “Boundaries of Science” at Ball State University.
The Discoveroids promised that they’d have more to say about Hedin’s book, and today they’re starting to do that. This just appeared at their creationist blog: “Canceled” Physicist Eric Hedin Explores the Boundaries of Science, and it has no author’s by-line. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
A new ID the Future podcast [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!] spotlights Canceled Science: What Some Atheists Don’t Want You to See. [Amazon link].
Wowie — a Discoveroid podcast discusses a book published by the Discoveroids. Very exciting! They say:
Host Robert Crowther and author Eric Hedin begin by revisiting the atheist attack [Gasp!] on Professor Hedin and his Ball State University course, “The Boundaries of Science.” Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted!]
After that they tell us:
The course was an interdisciplinary honors course exposing students to basic astrophysics and cosmology, as well as to big questions raised by such discoveries as the Big Bang and the fine-tuning of the laws and constants of physics for life. The course included mention of leading scientists who see evidence of design in some of these findings, as well as scientists who deny any evidence of design in nature
It sounds like a Teach the Controversy event, the sort of thing the Discoveroids are always urging schools to adopt. Their post continues:
Atheist Jerry Coyne and the Freedom from Religion Foundation charged Hedin with infusing religion into the course, and soon the controversy spilled over into the national news.
Yup. Lots of blogging opportunity. One last excerpt:
Hear Hedin tell his side of the story [Hee hee!], followed by a quick look at some of the evidence for design Hedin explores in the new book.
You certainly want to see Hedin’s evidence, so click over to the Discoveroids’ website and take a look at the podcast. Then you can buy the book and spend the rest of your life as a drooling creationist. Go ahead, make the Curmudgeon proud.
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