Tuesday, November 08, 2005

No, actually, we're still in Kansas.

How is this even possible in 2005?


I don't know, but decisions like this in 2005 make it equally possible in 2010, 2020, and 2050. And that to me is the really scary part: the willful disregard of natural theories for supernatural fairy tales offers no scope for learning or progress, ever. You know, if you have some other well-considered theory that offers more empirical coverage, great. That's what science is about. Rejecting a theory for a myth? Rejecting a theory for a myth and calling yourself an educator? It's a fiasco of public disservice.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

All is not lost http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9973228/

DOVER, Pa. - Voters came down hard Tuesday on school board members who backed a statement on intelligent design being read in biology class, ousting eight Republicans and replacing them with Democrats who want the concept stripped from the science curriculum.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is good, actually...a good reminder. Nothing that is/was good
about the US came from some fancy words on paper in the 1700's and no
victory is final. It's really good to remind ourselves that, for
example, over the life of our so-called democracy, there was way more
time during which women were not allowed to participate than time when
they were. The middle class didn't emerge from the principles of
Jefferson (government of, by, for rich white guys) or capitalism, but
from union battles fought to secure a living wage for the majority of
Americans. Religious freedom has *never* been a reality in this
country, and it really is something worth fighting for from a purely
practical standpoint. As demonstrated here, a goal of organized
religion is to keep us stupid. Religious leaders would like us to be
even stupider, vis-a-vis the rest of the world, than we already are. At
the very least, we should start taxing church profits. If public
schools are to do the work of the churches, the churches should be
paying for it.

12:27 PM  

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