Dr. Stephen Meyer on the Michael Medved show discusses two recent incidents involving the idea of academic freedom. The first is a scandal at Ball State University, in which physics professor Eric Hedin was, against university policy, censored for his interdisciplinary course Boundaries of Science. The second is the cancellation of an elective, not-for-credit Philosophy course offered at Amarillo College titled “Evolution vs. Intelligent Design.” The decision to cancel the course at Amarillo College was the result of bullying by a local agnostics and atheists group called the Freethought Oasis.
Dr. Meyer also engages questions from callers about research presented in Darwin’s Doubt, and about the establishment of intelligent design (ID) as a scientific theory. Meyer’s New York Times best-selling book Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the case for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2013) is available for purchase through http://www.darwinsdoubt.com.