Professor Leaves Christian College Because Of Sci

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago Science
http://gawker.com/5830976/professor-leaves-christian-college-after-suggesting-that-science-may-exist

Tenured religion prof at Calvin College, a Christian school in Michigan, leaves school due to the existence of science.
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Male 1,045
@ohthedrama
yeah, we should only listen to the guys in lab coats.
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Male 162
This has nothing to do with organized religion. It`s all about a group of people who think they know more about God than God. Stop listening to these people and start listening to those who actually "know" what they are talking about.
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Female 155
This is why I don`t like organized religion! Where`s the gray zone? Can`t we just use science for things we already know and faith for allegories and things about "human nature" and the "soul"?
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Male 236
I don`t understand the big deal, it`s a Christian school, this is what they`re going to school to learn, if a teacher feels like he can`t teach something anymore he should leave. If he got to the point where he started making cases against religion he should be asked to step down or choose to. The students chose to go to that school on their own, knowing what the school teaches, meaning they didn`t want to learn about reasons religion is wrong. FFS let people do what they want.
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Male 621
Scientology FTW?
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Male 661
Meh, to each their own. Still, when I`m up in Valhalla drinking, fighting and fornicating in preparation for Ragnarok, I`ll look over at Heaven and point and laugh.
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Male 4,902
@Gerry, Bahahahahhahahahahahahahaha he`s too gay even for you???
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Male 266
Stupid relitards. If your beliefs can only hold up with censorship, you may want to reconsider them.
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Male 911
dratING GERRY!!!!! HAHAHAAAHAAAHHAHAAHA
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Male 599
Why I do believe the Spanish Inquisition still lives and breaths.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1iBbBL1040&feature=player_embedded
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Male 37,890

@ Discobiscuit - Dude! What`s up with that avatar?
Is that you?
What`s with the hair?
And is that lip gloss?

I know, that`s a bit off point, but dude!
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Male 105
"Goddamnit. This is why I find myself straying from organized religion."

Good.
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Male 542
Goddamnit. This is why I find myself straying from organized religion.
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Male 559
"If an evolutionary scientist started to doubt evolution, they`d ask him to step down."

No...they`d ask him to back up his assertions with repeatable and logical evidentiary experiments. That`s how science works--everyone gets to doubt conventional wisdom, they just have to show why they doubt it. Science loves dissent. Science does not love wild assertions that counter the very backbone of biological science without some sort of evidence.
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Male 559
"why can`t christians just take the bible, or at least the creation portion of Genesis, as allegory of the creation of the universe/life/earth?"

I think because it wasn`t written to be an allegory. It was written as an explanation for something that people didn`t know or understand.
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Female 4,086
if it weren`t for the fact that fundamentalists like those running the college want to rule the U.S., i`d just chalk them up to looney tunes with differing opinions. however i really do wonder what the future holds for the rational thinkers of the world.
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Male 105
@phoneybone

that`s called "moving the goal posts"
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Male 105
"suggesting that evidence of genetics and evolution raised questions about the traditional, literal reading of Genesis about creation, the story of Adam and Eve, and the fall of humanity"

WELL OF COURSE YOU DUMBPOO
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Male 2,593
BURN THE HERETIC!!!
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Male 1,744
why can`t christians just take the bible, or at least the creation portion of Genesis, as allegory of the creation of the universe/life/earth? As a literal translation (made in 7 days yada yada) just doesn`t make any sense what so ever, but as an allegory (allowing that, to God, a "day" could and probably would be many thousands or millions of years) it works quite well. Fantastically well in fact. What`s so wrong with that?
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Male 675
Well, I`m starting to see why the job market in Michigan sucks so much if this kind of crap is going on. Are there really COLLEGES that baste in this archaic notion that the story of creation is fact? The bible is dripping with metaphor and prose, why do people see a need to take it so literal?
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Male 1,610
[quote]If an evolutionary scientist started to doubt evolution, they`d ask him to step down[/quote]


Or, more likely, they`d help him to resolve his issue with doubt. That whole hypothetic scenario is extremely unlikely in itself though.
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Male 10,440
I would like to propose a theory that there is a 3-star hotel within my foot.

Also I breathe fluorine.

Gerry1of1 is actually a giant ant eater disguised as Neptune.

apathy is an effective means of refining hydrocarbons.

and Gandalf is the queen of Detroit.

Also I praise myself at making more sense than creationists.
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Male 881
It just takes a little clarity and an open mind to clear away the dogma. Not surprising that they wouldn`t want him around enlightening students. Their "higher" learning only works if their student are kept ignorant.
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Male 2,670
Science scares the crap out of religious nutjobs.

And it ought to. Because big bad Science trumps Bronze Age scripture every freakin` time.
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Male 3,314
I don`t get the scandal here. This guy leaves his job because he started to doubt the basic teachings of the religion being taught there. If an evolutionary scientist started to doubt evolution, they`d ask him to step down, too. If this had happened at some secular school, I could see the problem, but at a Christian school, no problem.
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Male 2,440
Science works. End of story.
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Male 37,890

I`m okay with creation taught in schools.
Greek creation story, and Celtic and Hindu.
Oh, okay, let the christians in too.
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Male 25,416
I sense a religious debate going on...
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Male 1,216
Bunch of morons.
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Male 19,873
Link: Professor Leaves Christian College Because Of Sci [Rate Link] - Tenured religion prof at Calvin College, a Christian school in Michigan, leaves school due to the existence of science.
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