Aug 10, 2005

another step back

Kansas moves to stem role of evolution in teaching
After months of debate over science and religion, the Kansas Board of Education has tentatively approved new state science standards that weaken the role evolution plays in teaching about the origin of life.
The 10-member board must still take a final vote, expected in either September or October, but a 6-4 vote on Tuesday that approved a draft of the standards essentially cemented a victory for conservative Christian board members who say evolution is largely unproven and can undermine religious teachings about the origins of life on earth.
"We think this is a great development ... for the academic freedom of students," said John West, senior fellow of the Discovery Institute, which supports intelligent design theory.

I am so sick and tired of these non-scientists dictating science curriculum. Evolution is a THEORY. No, it is not proven fact. No scientific theory can be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be tought. Should no theories be taught in science if they can't be 100% proven? If not, we should probably start including this on textbooks too:
This textbook contains material on Gravity. Universal Gravity is a theory, not a fact, regarding the natural law of attraction. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered.


manda said...

this is the lamest thing EVER.

i swear.

our fucking country was founded by a bunch of prudes..and it looks like we're going to die w/ it being run by a bunch of fucking prudes.

yeah, lets just KNOCK out evolution and say the dinosaurs were brought to earth by jesus cuz he was bored one day and thought a T Rex looked kinda cute. -rme-

this is enfuriating. and so fucking demeaning as far as im concerned.

Cynicus Prime said...

No, didn't you hear?

Get this, I actually asked one of these guys: Ok. Dinosaurs fossils. How does that fit into you scheme of life? Let me sit down and strap in.
He said, "Dinosaur fossils? God put those there to test our faith."
I think God put you here to test my faith, dude. You believe that?
"Uh huh."
Does that trouble anyone here? The idea that God...might be...fuckin' with our heads? I have trouble sleeping with that knowledge. Some prankster God running around.
"Hu hu ho. We will see who believes in me now. ha ha. I am God. I am a prankster. I am killing Me."