Wednesday, February 28, 2007
We Just Need More Legal Battles
That's what Ventura County California Board of Education trustee Ron Matthews replies when it is pointed out to him that the Supreme Court has already ruled that you cannot teach creationism in public school science classes.
The underlying issue is the choice of a a science textbook to be used by about 30 seventh-graders attending Gateway School, a school for students who have been expelled from other local schools or who are habitually truant or who are in juvenile hall.
Another Board member, Chris Valenzano, agrees with Matthews:
Valenzano would like the county to offer an elective class that would teach creationism, so that students who want to could learn that theory, too.
One has to wonder just what representation of electromagnetic radiation Mr. Olson wants ... or, scarier yet, what he thinks electromagnetic radiation is.Carl Olson, the father of a Simi Valley High School student, also spoke against the book, saying that it contains "factual defects."
Among the examples he presented to the board in a paper, Olson noted that on page 35 the book "has a label ‘electromagnetic radiation' with squiggly lines — which is not what electromagnetic radiation is."
Yep. Look how they impacted Barry Bonds life.