To the editor:
In regard to the class offered next semester at KU titled "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationisms and Other Religious Mythologies," John Calvert, a lawyer, writes, "People will be misled and buy the lie. But the public is going to see what's going on. We're not all fools. Misinformation has a finite life." The lie has already been bought by the mere fact that intelligent design is even being discussed, because of the tactic of misrepresenting the works of others to "create" a controversy when there is none and that intelligent design is a science when it is not.
As to Calvert questioning the "science credentials" of the instructor of the religion class, we need only ask the same question about the six members of the Kansas Board of Education who changed the definition of science to allow supernatural explanations, which places intelligent design in the domain of religion.
Kenneth S. Schmitz,
professor of chemistry,
University of Missouri-Kansas City