Discovery Institute is populating a community of dissenters in academia with the annual all-expenses-paid Summer Seminars.
Following in Darwin’s footsteps, Dr. Nelson judges the islands to be, not the letdown he half-feared, but an awesome place.
As Beth says, the freedom to learn about the design evidence without fear is, unfortunately, a real anomaly in today’s academic setting.
This sort of behavior is not new. In 2004, the University of Helsinki (Finland) cancelled some scheduled talks by Discovery Institute fellows Paul Nelson and Richard Sternberg.
Maybe life is not a tree but, as biologists are finding to be increasingly likely, a forest or an orchard. But then what are the consequences for strict naturalism?