From: Alexanian, Moorad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 16 2003 - 13:48:41 EDT
I believe Howard has gone beyond deism and well deserves this award.
However, is that getting him too close to the Enemy?
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Denyse O'Leary
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 11:13 AM
To: Howard J. Van Till; email@example.com
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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