September / October 1992 Edition
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Contents, September/October 1992:
- The Religion of the Blind Watchmaker
- Phillip Johnson has authored Darwin on Trial, a work which contends theories of evolution are based on philosophical naturalism. Since the writing of his book, Johnson has spoken and debated extensively with experts on the issue. Dr. Stephen Jay Gould, professor of paleontology at Harvard University and a leading Darwinist, responded to Johnson's book in the July 1992 issue of Scientific American. In response, Johnson asked the editors of Scientific American if they would grant him equal space to answer Gould. The publication denied Johnson's request. In an effort to grant Johnson the opportunity to rebut his critics, Johnson's reply is printed in its entirety. The Real Issue has summarized Gould's review at the end of Johnson's rebuttal.
- U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Bishop: Academic Freedom Stumbles in Wake of 11th Circuit Court Ruling
- This is the first in a two-part series on the facts and implications of, and reactions to, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the Dr. Phillip Bishop case. The U.S. Supreme Court denied University of Alabama professor Dr. Phillip Bishop a review of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, leaving experts confused about the limitations of academic freedom and Christian professors wondering if it affects religious expression in the classroom. In a sweeping decision in June, the Supreme Court decided not to hear the case of physiology professor Bishop, along with several cases involving bans on religious freedoms. Christian faculty in the 11th circuit- Georgia, Florida, and Alabama-and across the country question how this will affect expression of their faith in the classroom.
- In Memorium: Derrell McLendon
- Dr. Derrell McLendon, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering at the University of Georgia and a Faculty Affiliate with Christian Leadership Ministries, died of cancer on July 28, 1992 and has taken his reserved seat among that "great cloud of witnesses," watching the battle from the grandstands in heaven. Our Lord demonstrates His sovereignty in our lives on a daily basis. Often He pours out blessings that are so obvious and so abundant that we can't help but respond in praise and gratitude. But there are also those times when His sovereign actions cause us confusion, or disappointment, or sorrow. Those who knew Derrell McLendon find themselves in one of those times. This article details McLendon's life and impact others.