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Within the scientific community, support for creationism and intelligent design scenarios are a surefire way to attract attention, which is why Ball State University officials are investigating a complaint that a physics and astronomy professor is mixing science and religion.

The investigation follows discussion on some science-related blogs asserting that a course, “The Boundaries of Science,” taught by faculty member Eric Hedin, uses reading materials from creationists and “Christian apologists who lack any scientific credentials whatsoever.”

“The university received a complaint from a third party late yesterday afternoon about content in a specific course offered at Ball State,” according to a statement issued Thursday. “We take academic rigor and academic integrity very seriously. Having just received these concerns, it is impossible to comment on them at this point. We will explore in depth the issues and concerns raised and take the appropriate action through our established processes and procedures.”