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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)– The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has joined Darwinian scientists who objected to Ball State University’s hiring of Guillermo Gonzalez, an astronomy professor who advocates Intelligent Design, according to TheBlaze.
Ball State currently has an issue with Creationism being taught as science, and now they’ve hired another Creationist, said FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel.
Seidel was referring to a course offered by Ball State’s Professor Eric Hedin that might violate the so-called separation of church and state. The university purportedly began an investigation into this violation after the FFRF sent a letter of complaint against Hedin, who encouraged his students to read works by scientists and other authorities who advocate ID.
A description of his course said that students will “investigate physical reality and the boundaries of science for any hidden wisdom within this reality which may illuminate the central questions of the purpose of our existence and the meaning of life,” according to World on Campus.
Jerry Coyne, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago, said that if Ball State wants to keep any semblance of scientific credibility, it should hire scientists who teach real science, not religious apologetics.
Coyne wrote in his blog that Gonzalez should not bring Intelligent Design concepts into the classroom, according to TheBlaze.
In a release, Gonzalez replied that though he plans to continue his research on astrobiology and stellar astrophysics, he will not be discussing ID in class.