[asa] Number of biologists who are TE

From: James Mahaffy <Mahaffy@dordt.edu>
Date: Wed Sep 13 2006 - 11:54:05 EDT


I getting the general impression especially from ASA meetings (which
may not be a representative sample) that it is probably fair enough to
say that most college biology teachers are TE. Is that right? I suspect
next might be ID and least YEC. Have there been good studies of this?
I did a quick web search and a study by covenant college
http://biology.covenant.edu/works/lothers%201.doc would seem to
indicate that maybe my assumption is not right at least with Coalition

On the other hand Jerry Bergman
http://www.answersingenesis.org/tj/v13/i2/teaching.asp cites a lot
of studies that would tend to back my statement. I have the impression
that Jerry does do good research and a quick glance would indicate that
he is fairly quoting the surveys.

And yes - I am asking because I am dealing with this in a paleo class
this afternoon. And I am not TE nor YEC nor ID. I am an agnostic who
likes and respects the scholarship of some of my TE and ID brethren and
appreciates the strong commitment of some of the YEC folks (even if I
can not buy the young earth explanations or lack of them.
Blind copy to a colleague who teaches a course in Perspectives (in
Origins) at Dordt. [that way his e-mail unlike mine is not out there
for anyone to grab}

James Mahaffy (mahaffy@dordt.edu)          Phone: 712 722-6279
498 4th Ave NE
Biology Department                                     FAX :  712
Dordt College, Sioux Center IA 51250-1697
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