May 20, 2005

Politics: Elephants Don't Do Science

Which political party is more interested in education...?

In the small town of Dover, Pennsylvania, 14 school board members ran in local primaries, seven winning Demoractic nominations, seven Republican. The seven Republicans ALL favour a policy requiring "Intelligent Design" be taught in biology class; the Democrats ALL oppose such a thing.

Meanwhile, back in Kansas (I don't believe I actually used that phrase), trash is piling up faster than a redneck orgy. The courts there have declared that ID is not, in fact, science but rather religion (yay!); so the Kansas School Board is considering a proposal to change the definition of science to "a systematic method of continuing investigation" (what?).

Nothing quite as inspiring as a great leap backwards.


posted by Thursday at 10:36 pm


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