Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Scopes trial redux

See, it's not that members of the Kansas Board of Education object to the teaching of evolution per se. It's just that they want you to know that, like every other scientific theory known to mankind, it can't be proved 100 percent as pure fact, which is why we attach the novel word "theory" to it, but that's really beside the point.

Anyway, Kansas schoolchildren, like those in Grantsburg, Wis., apparently aren't learning enough about holes in the theory of evolution -- I mean, have you ever seen a live archaeopteryx? -- so their elders have decided on the only proper response: six days of political grandstanding related to something called "intelligent design," which is like creationism, only with a cooler name and a slightly less explicit government endorsement of Christianity.

Say what you will about the Kansas school board, but at least none of its members have ever danced around in public like a monkey, unlike some former Alabama governors I could mention.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Kathy said...

Here's a great example of the intellectual pretzel-making of the creationist faction.

8:19 AM  

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