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July 31, 2013

Ball State president: Intelligent design not science

Muncie —

Ball State University President Jo Ann Gora has sent a letter to faculty and staff saying intelligent design is not appropriate content for science courses.

The letter distributed Wednesday says intelligent design is overwhelmingly deemed by the scientific community as a religious belief. Gora says discussions of intelligent design and creation science can have their place in humanities or social science courses, but professors must avoid endorsing a point of view.

The state-supported university in Muncie recently came under scrutiny for hiring a science professor who wrote a book on intelligent design and another professor was accused of teaching creationism.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation had filed a complaint claiming a class violated separation of church and state. Foundation attorney Andrew Seidel says he's pleased by Gora's letter.


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