Wednesday, January 10, 2007
There is more about the changes pending in Kansas' science guidelines in the article "Science reversal set in motion" from The Topeka Capital-Journal.
Among the more delusional moments from yesterday:
Conservative board member John Bacon, an Olathe Republican, argued that the current standards allow teachers to teach evolution — criticisms and all.
"We really have the best of both worlds except for a very few folks in the science world who think this is some great sin Kansas has done," Bacon said. "I just don't understand it."
National organizations like the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Teachers Association opposed the curriculum standards so much that they forbade Kansas from using their copyrighted material in the final science standards document.
But, hey! In for a penny of fantasy, in for a pound!
Speaking of which, just to make the day perfect, there was this contribution to "The Longest Running Falsehood in Creationism":
... Doug Kaufman, associate pastor of Cornerstone Church in Leavenworth, [speaking before the Kansas State Board of Education on January 9, 2007] said the theory of evolution can be debunked.
"I believe that evolution is dying," he said.