Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The time has come

I sent this letter to the Discovery Institute:


Please pass this along to the relevant person: I respectfully request to have my name removed from the DI's "Dissent from Darwinism."

Since signing that document, I have come to support the position commonly called "theistic evolution". As such, it no longer makes sense to have my name on the list of dissenters.


David P. Heddle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
Christopher Newport University, and
The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

For reasons I can't easily explain it has taken me a while to take this step. Also, I don't intend this as a "bash the DI" post. When I signed the document, I knew exactly what I was signing. There was no misrepresentation or deceit on the part of the DI. My position has changed. That's all.

UPDATE: I received a courteous reply from the DI that my name would be removed the next time the list is updated.

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