GREENVILLE, SC--Dr. Stephen Jones, president of Bob Jones University, announced today that the controversial college (which only allowed interracial dating beginning in 2000), would now enter the nineteenth century and allow the teaching of Geology at the South Carolina Christian center of higher learning.
The university, long a proponent of Young Earth Creationism, has acceded to the demands of its students that it open up a Department of Geology, to complement the other two programs it offers in the sciences, including the Dept. of Spontaneous Generation (i.e., Biology) and the Dept. of Alchemy (i.e., Physics and Chemistry). (The college is considering opening up a brand new Dept. of Computer Science, if it can find enough abacuses.)
Ken Hamm, president of the Christian Apologetics organization Answers in Genesis, has been chosen to teach the new Geology course. Hamm said the text he uses for the course will be up-to-date and will present Geology from a biblical perspective. Here is an excerpt of the text he will use for the new course:
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Looking ahead, Bob Jones University is considering opening up a new Department of Eugenics(i.e., Anthropology), which will be led by the world-renowned eugenicist Dr. Albert Goebbels, who announced he will leave his post at Answers in Eugenics if offered the position.