Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Creationism votes

Voters in Dover, PA, yesterday voted out the entire school board who supported the teaching of Creationism in schools, replacing them with Democrats who hopefully care more about teaching than preaching. A ruling in the creationism trial isn't expected until January, when there will be a new school board in place. The people have spoken and it sure sounds like they want acutal science taught there.

Unfortunately, on the same day, the Kansas State Board of Education voted 6-4 to adopt new science standards which are critical of evolution and include "redefinition of science itself so that it is not explicitly limited to natural explanations."

So, if you live in Kansas, the supernatural can now be considered "science!" Call Mulder and Scully!

Acording to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat:
"the vote (is) "the latest in a series of troubling decisions" by the state board.
"If we're going to continue to bring high-tech jobs to Kansas and move our state forward, we need to strengthen science standards, not weaken them," Governor Sebelius said in a statement. "Stronger public schools ought to be the mission of the Board of Education, and it's time they got down to the real business of strengthening Kansas schools."

One step up, one step back.

(tip o' the hat to Rob)


Andrew said...

We can only hope that the Kansas State Board of Ed. goes the way of Dover school board.

Steven Hart said...

Where were these ID guys when I needed them, back in grade school? Whenever the teachers told me I'd gotten things wrong on my math homework, I could have told them, "That's only a theory. I happen to disagree with that, and I think you should teach the controversy."