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OMG. Just look at this prime example of reality-based thinking going out the window. Southern Baptist Seminary Appoints Creationist to Head Center for Theology and Science.

A Young Earth creationist will be replacing a leading intelligent design (ID) proponent as director of the Center for Theology and Science at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

The new center will be led by Dr. Kurt Wise, who recently directed the Center for Origins Research at Bryan College, a school located in Dayton, Tennessee, home of the famous Scopes evolution trial in 1925. The new director of the Center for Theology and Science at SBTS says he intends to take a different approach than that of his predecessor, leading ID theorist Dr. William Dembski.

While Dembski was an outspoken participant in the debate between the religious and secular scientific communities over evolution and a vocal promoter of ID in opposition to mainstream Darwinist theories, Wise says he hopes to “focus more on the Christian world and how Christians should respond to the entire issue of origins.”

As a creationist who holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in paleontology, Wise contends that scripture provides what is by far the best evidence for creation. “I’m very interested in the specific claims the Bible makes about science,” he notes, “and I’m less interested in the secular world’s response to those things.”

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