Date: Fri Feb 07 2003 - 09:55:18 EST
Amen to Darryl's post, and kudo's to him for going straight to the source
to find out the facts. Here are a couple of other comments that I had typed
and was about to send before Darryl's post came through:
I do agree with the columnist that science does not need this sort of
"protection" or inquisition from people like Dini. However, I cannot
imagine that the student's academic future depends on this one professor's
recommendation. Even if it was seemingly necessary as a recommendation, If
the student trusts in God's providence and power, he should allow God to
open the doors to graduate school without the help of this recommendation.
To make the parallel statement, Christian living (God's providence) does
not need this sort of recommendation.
Although the study of prosthetics may not in any way require belief in
evolutionary theories about the origin of life, it can be argued that many
modern medical disciplines do depend on a working knowledge (i.e.,
acceptance) of natural selection/adaptation/mutation (i.e. evolutionary
processes). Work on HIV is one obvious example; how often to use
antibiotics is another.
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