Thursday, December 10, 2015

#1541: Charles Detwiler

Charles Detwiler does have a Ph.D. in Genetics from Cornell, but he surely doesn’t like the science. He is currently professor of biology at Liberty University (it would take some effort to undermine your own credentials more thoroughly than that), and as you’d expect from a proponent of creationism he is not particularly concerned with doing research, but very concerned about Intelligent Design’s position in public schools. He is also a signatory (but of course) to the Discovery Institute’s petition A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism and the author of Life by Design (with Kimberly Mitchell and Norman Reichenbach), a brief “introduction to biology” for non-major undergraduate students with a biblical perspective (with the goal, of course, to snatch them before science and reason does).

Diagnosis: Rabid fundamentalist who hates science but tries publicly to pretend that he likes it, as part of a ploy to lure kids to accept his own version of the Bible and reject science without knowing that this is what they do.

1 comment:

  1. I disagree with your analysis of Professor Detwiler. Professor Detwiler's love of science is evident to his students or to anyone who reads his book. In fact, I have done both and I have to say I learned so much about the body. In-depth science about how the body works,the systems and functions of each system. Yes, Liberty University is a Christian College however Christianity is not the main focus of this class. Yet you can't take a class like biology and not see the idea of a designer the systems are too perfect. As far as Professor Detwiler's idea of how Darwinism fits into his view of the world, of creation, is he doesn't deny Darwinism or Evolution he just shows how this fits in line with the idea of intelligent design. I found it interesting that you offered no information on your "about the author"page. What exactly are your credentials that you can go about spouting your ideas? What gives you credibility? I don't expect a reply back since this blog was started in 2009 and you had very few comments on it since. In fact I only found it because I'm writing a paper and wanted to quote something from Charles Detwiler. I think this is probably been a forgotten blog, a piece of Internet junk that floats through cyberspace!