RE: Van Till's Award

From: Alexanian, Moorad (
Date: Tue Sep 16 2003 - 13:48:41 EDT

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    I believe Howard has gone beyond deism and well deserves this award.
    However, is that getting him too close to the Enemy?


    -----Original Message-----
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    Behalf Of Denyse O'Leary
    Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 11:13 AM
    To: Howard J. Van Till;
    Subject: Re: Van Till's Award

    List members will undoubtedly want to congratulate Howard Van Till on
    the receipt of this most recent award:

    "Howard Van Till, Professor Emeritus of physics and astronomy at Calvin
    College, was presented with a Friend of Darwin Award for 2002 by the
    National Center for Science Education. NCSE is affiliated with the
    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and defends
    the teaching of evolution in public schools. This award is presented
    'for support of evolution and science education and for service to
    NCSE.' NCSE's executive director Eugenie Scott states: 'For decades,
    Howard has been working to help the public understand evolution as a
    science, and science as a way of knowing... His thoughtful reflections
    on the complex, and often contentious, relationship between evolution
    and Christian theology have been nothing short of inspirational to those

    who hope for a rapprochement between the two.' "

    (a friend drew my attention to this item in the ASA newsletter)

    This IS correct, isn't it? I can't find a reference to it on NCSE's
    site, unfortunately, so I can't quote the release.

    Maybe Howard will comment.

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