Atheist Group Wants Professor Questioning Evolution Censored

Thousands seek academic freedom for Ball State instructor exploring limits of science

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Thousands of people have signed a petition urging officials at Ball State University to defend the academic freedom of an assistant professor of physics who introduced evidence of intelligent design to his students.

Eric Hedin has been targeted by the special-interest group Freedom from Religion Foundation, which claims his teachings should not be allowed at a public university.

 The petition by the Seattle-based Discovery Institute was sent to Ball State President Jo Ann Gora and the school’s board of trustees.

The controversy erupted when FFRF objected to Hedin’s elective seminar called “The Boundaries of Science,” which according to the syllabus explores evidence of intelligent design in nature as well as the limits of scientific knowledge.

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