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Friday, November 18, 2005

"Science Friction" in Australia (0 comments)

Oh, the difficulty in keeping one's story straight.Side A:
Many more may follow once the $21.95 DVD Unlocking the Mystery of Life: Intelligent Design is sent free to every school by Campus Crusade for Christ.

The DVD promises to reveal “the unmistakeable hallmarks of design - and the Creator’s skill - within our very cells”.

Campus Crusade for Christ’s national director, Bill Hodgson, said the DVD would be sent to all 3000 public and private schools by the end of the year. “We’re making available to schools a copy of the DVD as a resource,” he said. “There is no prescription on what people do with it.” Schools that refused to “re-examine the basis of evolution” were engaging in “reactionary censorship”.
Side B:
Mr Hodgson said it had “nothing to do with creationism”, but there was widespread confusion even in religious circles. However, John Hammond, national director of Adventist Schools Australia, said: “We’ve always taught it but not necessarily under that title... creationism would have been the term used 20 years ago.”
Perhaps Hodgson ought to rename his organization "Campus Crusade for a Yet-to-be-Named Creator Who Definitely, Positively Isn't Jesus."

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