Academic freedom in the real world…

The Courts exist to enforce the authority of the Source of the Law.

From Academic freedom in the real world… from Uncommon Descent.

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Science prof Jerry Bergman notes a tendency in academic freedom court cases: “In all cases when information interpreted as favorable to a theistic worldview was presented in the classroom, the ruling went against the instructor, while in all cases critical of Intelligent Design and/or theism, U.S. courts ruled in favor of the teacher.”

Advancement of all forms of knowledge depends on the right to freely search for the truth and the unhindered ability to disseminate the results. For this reason, academic freedom is universally regarded as a central requirement of a free society and a prerequisite for social and scientific advancement. Although college instructors are considered to have more academic freedom than high school teachers, litigation does not support this claim in the area of religious speecti. Ttiere is little difference in legal rulings at any academic level. In all cases when information interpreted as favorable to a theistic worldview was presented in the classroom, the ruling went against the instructor, while in all cases critical of Intelligent Design and/or theism, U.S. courts ruled in favor of the teacher. In all cases it was the teacher who appealed to the courts claiming that academic freedom was denied, not the institution. Ruling that academic freedom does not reside in the teacher, but rather in the institution, goes against the very definition and purpose of academic freedom

Sounds like evidence isn’t the issue here. The issue is upholding the philosophy of the ruling class, whatever it is.

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We need a ruling class that puts Christ and His Truth — and not their own power, wealth, and pleasure — first.

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