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Nixing Religion



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Harvard is already watering down its proposed religion requirement, according to the B-Globe:

Professors designing a new curriculum for undergraduates at Harvard University have rescinded their proposal that all students take a class dealing with religion.

Instead, the faculty task force suggested a different, broader category, “what it means to be a human being,” in a revised proposal released late last week. The human nature requirement would encompass religious thought, art, literature, and philosophy, as well as evolutionary biology and cognitive science. …

“I think secular and liberal Harvard rebelled,” government professor Harvey Mansfield, one of the campus’s most outspoken conservatives, said last night



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