Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Well I'll be a Monkey's Great, Great, ... , Great Grandson

Science is under attack in Kansas once again. On Thursday, the Kansas State Board of Education will begin hearings into the teaching of evolution. Intelligent Design cranks had hoped to use the "debate" to elevate their thinly disguised religious agenda to the same level as established science. However, as far as I understand, many scientists who were asked to speak have refused to lend credence to this obvious nonsense. I applaud their eminently sensible choices.

The Kansas debacle is being reported in many places, but I read a particularly interesting take on it in the Christian Science Monitor, which discusses the role of brainwashed students in the fight against reason. Don't we usually put people in prison for child abuse?
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