RE: Dembski's Meta-News post attracts faculty attention

From: Hofmann, Jim (jhofmann@Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU)
Date: Thu Oct 19 2000 - 19:45:42 EDT

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    The latest on Dembski

    Jim Hofmann
    Philosophy Department and Liberal Studies Program
    California State University Fullerton

    From: William Grassie
    Reply To: William Grassie
    Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2000 5:54 PM
    To: metanews@META-LIST.ORG
    Subject: [METANEWS] Dembski relieved of duties as Polanyi Center

    Date: 10/19/00 11:32 AM
    From: Larry Brumley

    William Dembski was relieved of his duties as director of Baylor
    University's Michael Polanyi Center today. He will remain associate
    professor in conceptual foundations of science within the university's
    Institute for Faith and Learning.

    The action follows by two days the release of a peer review committee's
    report on the Polanyi Center that affirmed the academic work of the center
    while calling for the appointment of a faculty advisory committee and the
    dropping of the Polanyi name.

    "The theme of the report emphasized the need for the individuals associated
    with the center to work in a collegial manner with other members of the
    Baylor faculty," said Dr. Michael Beaty, director of the Institute for Faith
    and Learning, which houses the center. "Dr. Dembski's actions after the
    release of the report compromised his ability to serve as director."

    Dr. Bruce Gordon, associate director of the center, has been appointed
    interim director of the program. Gordon holds a Ph.D. in the history and
    philosophy of physics from Northwestern University, as well as degrees in
    mathematics, philosophy, theology and piano performance. He was recently a
    postdoctoral fellow of the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the
    University of Notre Dame, and is presently at work on a series of articles
    leading to a book on the metaphysical import of quantum statistics.

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: Wesley R. Elsberry []
    Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2000 9:57 AM
    Subject: Dembski's Meta-News post attracts faculty attention

    Well, the Baylor faculty have apparently noticed Dembski's
    Meta-News post.
    Now we'll just have to see how the administration responds, or if
    they just ignore it.

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