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Kansas, Where "Ignorant" is the New "Educated"

(Don't worry, she's almost back from holiday!  In the meantime, here's another post from guest blogger, me -- SourKraut)

Voting 6-4 (all Republicans, coincidence?) the Kansas State Board of Ignorance approved a new set of "science" standards that specifically challenges the teaching evolution in it's schools. 

"This is a great day for education. This is one of the best things that we can do," said board chairman Steve Abrams, who is on record as saying evolutionary theory is incompatible with the Bible's version of God's creation of life on Earth.

Huh?  When did religious studies become a science subject?  Whether you believe in evolution or not (and the world is flat too!), creationism is not a subject matter for the science room.  The best commentary I've seen on the subject has been at Scientific American.

"...[the Kansas State Board of Education] don't think they are lowering the standards--to the contrary, they think they are raising them. That's how you can tell they are dimwits."

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Update: Sanity breaks out in Pennsylvania; voters throw out local school board that promoted "intelligent-design"

tags: kansas, evolution, pennsylvania

Posted by SourKraut on November 8, 2005
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What this insures is that the scientific community will not get as many great minds, if there are many, from Kansas. That state will suffer educationally and will harm the nation in advancing science.

Posted by: Scott | Nov 9, 2005 6:51:59 AM

But Scott, think of all the future Kansans, arriving by stork, who will vote for Republicans!

Only in hindsight does one realize the degree to which our country has suffered by studying biology.

BTW Kansas, babies don't come from storks!

Posted by: David | Nov 10, 2005 11:15:08 AM

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