The Baylor Lariat, the Baylor University student newspaper, printed a factually incorrect article on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, concerning Dr. Francis J. Beckwith and the intelligent design debate at Baylor University (see here).
To the Lariat's credit, they posted a list of corrections in today's issue of the paper. The printed:
Wednesday's article "in the Beginning" contained several errors.
The Seattle-based Discovery Institute is a secular, nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy center dealing with national and international affairs, not a conservative Christian think thank.
Dr. Francis Beckwith is not a member of the institute but a fellow, which means he received funding for research.
Beckwith, who was described as a proponents of teaching intelligent design alongside traditional scientific theory, said he believes there are good reasons why a public school should not require the teaching of ID, but there are no good constitutional reasons to prohibit a teacher from teaching it or a school board from requiring it.
Beckwith's statement that "intelligent design arguments--in principle--cannot be excluded from the realm of science," was not in the context of theology, but a question of philosophy of science having to do with the preconditions of science itself.
A corrected version of the story may be viewed online at www.baylor.edu/Lariat.
Thank you to the Lariat for printing the corrections.