Support for a Healthy Debate over Darwinism Needed to Curb Infringements on Academic Freedom
Michael Balter is a Paris-based correspondent for the AAAS and the journal Science. In an opinion piece titled "Let 'intelligent design' and science rumble" in last Sunday's LA Times, Balter argued that public acceptance of evolution was suffering because of the Darwinian monopoly on public education. Balter is not the first Darwinist to suggest that free and open debate on Darwinism and intelligent design is healthy for science and for science education. (See our list of articles endorsing our teach the controversy approach).
There's a lively debate about the article (with some atheists and Darwinists agreeing with Balter even, including responses from Balter, at this blog. So, maybe there's hope for academic freedom after all.