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November 09, 2005

Kansas defies the religion of Evolution

From MSNBC...

Risking the kind of nationwide ridicule it faced six years ago, the Kansas Board of Education approved new public-school science standards Tuesday that cast doubt on the theory of evolution.

The 6-4 vote was a victory for “intelligent design” advocates who helped draft the standards. Intelligent design holds that the universe is so complex that it must have been created by a higher power.

Critics of the new language charged that it was an attempt to inject God and creationism into public schools, in violation of the constitutional ban on state establishment of religion....

The new standards say high school students must understand major evolutionary concepts. But they also declare that the basic Darwinian theory that all life had a common origin and that natural chemical processes created the building blocks of life have been challenged in recent years by fossil evidence and molecular biology.

In addition, the board rewrote the definition of science, so that it is no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.

Followers of the religion of Evolution argue that students will be hampered unless they strictly follow the close-minded dogma of that faith. The Board of Education decided to go with a more open-minded approach to science, which will actually put Kansas students a step ahead of the rest.

Posted by Danny Carlton at November 9, 2005 05:33 AM

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So when are we going to go after the religions of physics, chemistry, meteorology, geology, and the likes?

Posted by: Steve at November 9, 2005 03:39 PM

Spoken like the true, dogmatic, closed-minded zealot.

Posted by: Danny Carlton at November 9, 2005 04:54 PM

Well I'm not the one who wants to define religion so even watching The Simpsons would qualify. After all, wasn't it you that wanted to define religion as something that is pursued with zeal and conviction and leave out the spiritual/supernatural?

Posted by: Steve at November 10, 2005 03:53 PM

Steve,

It would all depend on how brainlessly you define "Zeal and Conviction". Obviously any definition can be call inaccurate if you redefine the very words used to define it. You are playing a silly semantics game in a dogmatic and closed-minded attempt to rationalize your religion.

Posted by: Danny Carlton at November 11, 2005 06:32 AM

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