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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

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In Dover, PA, eight ID-touting Republican flatheads were up for re-election to the local (nine-member) school board. Voters dropkicked every last one of them, preferring a straight slate of Democrats who pushed the crazy idea that science should be taught in science class.

In Kansas, the state Board of Education voted 6-4 to adopt new science-curriculum standards that would encourage, but not require, the teaching of intelligent design. Astonishingly, the new standards redefine science itself, "holding that it no longer is limited to searching for natural explanations for natural phenomena" -- which means that Kansas no longer teaches science at all.

If Kansans really wish to live in a self-imposed scientific ghetto, cut off from the rest of the world, let us hope that colleges and universities in more civilized states will do whatever is necessary to accommodate them.

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