New Book by Physicist Eric Hedin Challenges Atheist Cancel Culture

first_imgCanceled borrows from Hedin’s canceled course, but adds more. As he put it to me: Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share A Household Term Cancel culture became a household term in 2020, but intelligent design supporters have known about it for decades now. Hedin’s is one in a long line of troubling stories. Scientific materialists want to shut the door on evidence of design in nature, so they shut down his course. His new book swings that door wide open again. Through the book, we hope that many young people will see the evidence that folks like Jerry Coyne want swept into the corners. The Course — And More “Discovery Institute defended me all the way,” Hedin says. “The course was canceled, but Discovery’s journalistic work helped get the word out about the attacks on my academic freedom, and their work behind the scenes helped save my job at Ball State.” In the class I introduced physical evidence relevant to the origins discussion, including evidence that tends to get glossed over in science courses biased towards naturalism. I focused on presenting science as we know it and asking questions that explored nature’s powers and limits. In Canceled I still strive to be as fair as possible with the evidence, but I go a step further than in the course by laying out the chain of reasoning that for me strongly affirms that nature is the work of a masterful intelligence. I make an explicit case that we were purposefully made, and made for a purpose. Free Speech New Book by Physicist Eric Hedin Challenges Atheist Cancel CultureJonathan [email protected] 16, 2021, 1:40 PM Recommended Tagsacademic freedomatheistsBall State Universitycancel cultureCanceled: The Science Atheists Don’t Want You to SeecensorshipDiscovery Institute PressEric HedinEuropefree speechfreedom from religion foundationfusion energyIndianaintelligent designJerry CoyneMuncienaturalismNewspre-orderpurposescientific materialismUniversity of Washington,Trending Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Photo: Eric Hedin, by Tina Hedin.You may remember Eric Hedin’s story. Atheist Jerry Coyne and the Freedom from Religion Foundation targeted the Ball State University physicist after they learned his popular Boundaries of Science honors course dared to expose students to scientific evidence of intelligent design in the universe. The atheists launched a public campaign and successfully pressured Ball State to cancel the course. Jonathan WittExecutive Editor, Discovery Institute Press and Senior Fellow, Center for Science and CultureJonathan Witt, PhD, is Executive Editor of Discovery Institute Press and a senior fellow and senior project manager with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. His latest book is Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design (DI Press, 2018) written with Finnish bioengineer Matti Leisola. Witt has also authored co-authored Intelligent Design Uncensored, A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature, and The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot. Witt is the lead writer and associate producer for Poverty, Inc., winner of the $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award and recipient of over 50 international film festival honors.Follow JonathanTwitter Share But the story doesn’t end there. Dr. Hedin has a new book on the way from Discovery Institute Press — Canceled: The Science Atheists Don’t Want You to See — due out March 1 but available for pre-order now. In the book he recounts the attack on his academic freedom, and spells out the pro-design evidence covered in the course. Dr. Hedin studied experimental plasma physics at the University of Washington, moved to Europe to do experimental fusion energy research, and then transitioned into academia. The opening chapter tells the dramatic story of how he was enjoying a peaceful career at Ball State when the letter from Jerry Coyne arrived and all hell broke loose. The conflict spilled first onto the pages of the university’s town newspaper in Muncie, Indiana, and then into the national news. Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more