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|I had recalled that there was a thread devoted to Paul Nelson, but I could not find it with the search function. |
A few here might be interested that Paul is the first, and apparently only, faculty member for the "Master of Arts in Science and Religion" (MASR) program at Biola.
A sample of courses;
|CSSR 530 – Darwin, Evolution, & Design|
A survey of the issues and ideas involved in relating classical Darwinian and contemporary evolutionary models with a biblical worldview. Special emphasis is given to controversies that are used by skeptics to call Christian theism into question.
CSSR 631 – Modern Physics, Cosmology, & Design
A survey of the issues and ideas involved in relating modern physics and astronomy to a biblical worldview. Special emphasis is given to controversies that are used by skeptics to call Christian theism into question.
CSSR 652 – Human Origins Seminar
An in-depth focus on the current archaeological, anthropological, and biochemical evidence related to the debate on human origins.
CSSR 653 – Origins of Life Seminar
A detailed review of the current evidence, models and mechanisms relating to chemical evolution and the origin of life.
In all honesty, I am far more qualified than Paul. :D
(Except for that young earth creationist problem he has).
In other academic news, a press release from Arizona State boasted about their new hire, PT Meister Reed Cartwright.
Nelson doesn't teach the human origins seminar Instead it is taught by an old earth creationist who "...does not believe that the scientific record supports biological descent from a common ape-like ancestor."
The required reading/viewing is:
Fazale, Rana, and Hugh Ross. 2005. Who Was Adam? A Creation Model Approach to the Origin of Man. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.
Klein, Richard G., and Blake Edgar. 2002. The Dawn of Human Culture: A Bold New Theory on What Sparked the "Big Bang" of Human Consciousness. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Lubenow, Marvin L. 2004. Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils. Revised and expanded ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
Miller, Keith B. 2003. Perspectives on an Evolving Creation. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans.
“DNA vs. The Book of Mormon.” 2003. (50 min. online Video Stream) Brigham City, UT: Living Hope Ministries. (see this web page: http://www.mscbc.org/video......ed.htm)
“Journey of Man, The Story of the Human Species.” 2003. (DVD) directed by Clive Maltby and Spencer Wells. Bethesda, MD: PBS
On that page at the Biola site it says:
"Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course students will have:
Summarized recent scientific advances in human-origins research
Explained the major ideas in human evolution
Critically evaluated the human evolutionary paradigm
Differentiated between various approaches used by Christians to integrate the biblical and scientific accounts of humanity's origin
Critically evaluated Christian human origins models from scientific and biblical perspective" (my emphasis)
In other words, the students will learn how to spew ridiculous, dishonest bullshit to
integrate the biblical and scientific accounts of humanity's origin fool themselves and other gullible sheep into thinking that their fairy tale religious beliefs can be legitimately mixed with, or completely supported by, scientific reality.
These are pretty funny:
Relation to Curriculum
M.A. Science and Religion elective.
I'm sure that they prefer students who have little to no previous science education. It's much easier to brainwash them that way.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. - Jesus in Matthew 10:34
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. -Jesus in Luke 19:27