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michael.mcconnell at LAW.UTAH.EDU
Mon Dec 22 14:24:56 PST 1997
J.L. Satty writes:
> My recollection (as Hillel director at the time) is that Bishop included
> matterial on his exams from these "optional" class,
No. This was not even alleged.
> and was not overly
> impressed by the Jewish students who elected to skip the church service for
> their own religious reasons.
There was no "church service" involved in the case. (If
this is a pejorative reference to the lecture, it is highly
misleading. The lecture had no devotional content. It was
entirely scientific in content, based on the theory that
irreducibly complex systems--that is, systems that are
exceeding complex but whose individual parts do not serve
any purpose--could not have evolved through chance
variation and natural selection. Most of the lecture was
devoted to explanation of various physiological systems,
which meet this description.) And the facts in the case
made no reference to Jewish students.
>There was also an unlitigated issue about
> scheduling exams on the High Holy Days, and not giving a make-up for the
> Jewish students.
If so, nothing in the record of the case, including the
depositions, as I recall them, makes any mention of this
-- Michael McConnell (U of Utah)
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