Saturday, December 22, 2007
MASTER’S DEGREE IN CREATION SCIENCE
Now you can get a master’s degree in science education with an emphasis on creationism. A Bible-based group called the Institute for Creation Research will be awarding online degrees in creationism. The Institute will use materials from “top schools,” except that it will challenge standard teaching of evolution.
According to the Institute’s web site: “All things in the universe were created and made by God in the six literal days of the creation week.” The program, “equips believers with evidences of the Bible’s accuracy and authority through scientific research, educational programs, and media presentations, all conducted within a thoroughly biblical framework.”
The department offering the degrees will be called the George W. Bush Science Center, to honor the Bush administration’s contributions to modern science. Two years ago the president stated his belief that school children should be taught intelligent design. "Both sides ought to be properly taught . . . so people can understand what the debate is about," he said, according to an official transcript of the session. Bush added: "Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought.”
Henry Morris III, the chief executive of the Institute for Creation Research, said, “We’re very excited about this new program. We plan to add new major areas of study to our science curriculum in the next two years. We’re planning to offer Master of Science degrees in Alchemy, Astrology, and Phrenology.”