Ball State, legislators to talk intelligent design

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Ball State University's president is planning to meet with four conservative Indiana legislators who've questioned her decision to prohibit the teaching of intelligent design in a science course.

Ball State President Jo Ann Gora is inviting the lawmakers to the Muncie campus following their letter this month about whether the school had violated the religious and academic freedoms of the professor involved.

The Star Press reports Gora wrote to the legislators that she agreed it would be more productive to talk in person.

The inquiry is from Republican Sens. Dennis Kruse of Auburn, Travis Holdman of Markle and Greg Walker of Columbus and GOP Rep. Jeff Thompson of Lizton. They say they might seek legislative action over the treatment of the physics professor who faced complaints of teaching creationism.

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