Thursday, December 20, 2007

ONLY in the US of A = Master's of Flat Earth degree program approved

Like in any other country, universities or other tertiary education institutions wanting to confer degrees to their students need to have them approved by one or another external review body. So, in the USA's (where else?) state of Texas (where else?) did the Institute for Creation Research (what else?) manage to get approval to administer a Master level science program. So, soon there will be an MFE available (Master of Flat Earth) from the Institute. How hilarious can it possibly get? Here's the institute's scientific agenda, in its own words: 'The Institute for Creation Research equips believers with evidences of the Bible’s accuracy and authority through scientific research, educational programs, and media presentations, all conducted within a thoroughly biblical framework.' There's also standardly Christian insights such as these: 'the harmful consequences of evolutionary thinking on families and society (abortion, promiscuity, drug abuse, homosexuality and many others) are evident all around us.' The New York Times reports that 'the Texas Education Agency’s director of science, Christine Castillo Comer, lost her job after superiors accused her of displaying bias against creationism and failing to be “neutral” over the teaching of evolution.' So, now that folks are more 'neutral' there with re to the creationism/evolution issue the creationists can offer their own academic degrees :).

1 comment:

  1. I'd suggest that the name of the degree be changed from MFE to, say, M.BS or M.WTF???

    But seriously ... when is the last time you read a news item about religion which made you nod your head approvingly at the great efforts that are being done on behalf of humanity? If the Catholic Church is not fussing over The Golden Compass, then some institute is trying to promote creationism.

    Theists, guys, gals ... it's over: drop your beliefs and come over here on the dark, informed side, where it's nice and cosy.


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