Update: Were All UCSD Freshmen Required to Attend Pennock Lecture?
(Editors Note: This Post Was Revised and Updated on November 28, 2006):
Some people have contacted me insisting that not all freshmen were required to attend the lecture by Robert Pennock at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) (first discussed here). In this regard, consider the following points:
On a related matter, it seems that I misunderstood Ed Brayton's recent report on his experience with Robert Pennock, where I thought Brayton provided further corroboration that the UCSD lecture was required of all first-quarter freshmen. Brayton has responded that he has no independent information that the UCSD lecture required all freshman to attend other than my original post. So I have retracted my prior post here on Brayton.
It's interesting that certain Darwinists seem obsessed to prove that the Pennock lecture wasn't required for all students. Maybe that's because even they understand--at least subconsciously--the problem of imposing such one-sided indoctrination on students at a taxpayer-funded university. In any case, whether all first-quarter freshmen at UCSD were required to attend (as stated on the UCSD website), or merely first-quarter freshmen in the 6th College at UCSD , the problem is the same: Students at a state university who are compelled to attend a one-sided polemic against intelligent design without being afforded the opportunity to hear the other side of the debate are being subjected to indoctrination, not education.