Panda's Thumb announced
that the Board of Regents of the University of New Mexico has decided to confer an honorary degree on Eugenie Scott, the controversial head of the National Center for Science Education. One of Eugenie Scott's crimes has been her hypocritical and cynical use of religion to promote Darwinism in the public schools [1
]. The Board of Regents should not presume to speak for the entire university community in regard to the controversy over evolution. IMO it is a bad idea to give honorary degrees to controversial people. Or at least such an honorary degree should be balanced by an honorary degree to the other side. How about an honorary degree for an ID’er?
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Board of Regents
Prof. John W. Geissman, led campaign to award degree