Friday, May 06, 2005
We cannot but admire the wit and audacity with which the Kansas State Board of Education proposes to slice through its Gordian knot:
"Evolution is a great theory, but it is flawed," said Martin, 59, a retired science and elementary school teacher who is presiding over the hearings. "There are alternatives. Children need to hear them . . . . We can't ignore that our nation is based on Christianity — not science."Awright, enough is enough: if they want it so bad, it's time to start persecuting the motherfuckers. Step #1: Sane-state universities immediately cease to recognize diplomas from cracker-state high schools. What they teach in Kansas stays in Kansas.
The hearings in Topeka, scheduled to last several days, are focusing on two proposals. The first recommends that students continue to be taught the theory of evolution because it is key to understanding biology. The other proposes that Kansas alter the definition of science, not limiting it to theories based on natural explanations . . . .
"Part of our overall goal is to remove the bias against religion that is in our schools," said William Harris, a chemist who was the first witness to speak Thursday on behalf of changing the state's curriculum. "This is a scientific controversy that has powerful religious implications" . . . .
"Now the conservative Christians expect to get things done and they expect politicians they have backed to deliver for them," said John Green, director of the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron in Ohio. "In cases where they have more influence, such as the Kansas school board, they're going to do it themselves."