Thursday, April 20, 2006

Baylor Lariat Prints Correction

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

Thank you to the Lariat for printing the corrections.


Anonymous said...

Yeah right

"Design theory promises to reverse the stifling dominance of the materialist worldview, and to replace it with a science consonant with Christian and theistic convictions."

tuffs said...

I just love how you've decided to ignore the substantial, reasonable, articulate criticism leveled your way. You won't even ATTEMPT to refute it? That is so horrible as to be awesome, and you are fabulous. Please put a post up that reads, "I hate you, Ed Brayton!" That should shut 'em up.