So I think there’s a good case to be made that the accrediting associations are state actors. And if I’m right about that, then it would be hard for accrediting associations to do what Penn Professor Peter Conn suggests, and de-accredit schools that require faculty to pledge a belief in the literal inerrancy of Scripture.
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Same-sex marriage and public acceptance of legal equality for LGBT folk has broken out of the beachhead phase; defenders of inequality have turned to erecting enclaves for discrimination like the failed “religious freedom” law in Arizona. Marijuana legalization is still in the beachhead phase. We’ll know it’s broken out when enclaves start being built against that. But redoubts almost never hold.
The Big Picture Home Page | Previous Big Picture Column | Next Big Picture Column Intelligent Design Revisited Published in the Maryland Daily Record October 29, 2007 I wrote about Intelligent Design theory here in May of 2004. In that column, I said, in essence, that Intelligent Design (“ID”) seemed good enough science to […]
The Pope should not have allowed the Inquisition to silence Galileo in order to prevent the raising of questions about Ptolemaic cosmology, and scientists should not follow that regrettable papal example in order to silence those who claim there is evidence of a guiding force in the Universe.