Wednesday, March 16, 2011
'Tis Folly to Be Wise
The mind boggles!
Stephen Wise, a Florida state legislators, is at it again, trying to gut science education in the Sunshine State. He has revived his 2009 bill that calls for a "thorough presentation and critical analysis of the scientific theory of evolution."
"Why would you not teach both theories at the same time?" Wise said, referring to evolution and what he called "nonevolution."
"You have critical thinking in school," Wise added. "Why would you not do both?"
"Why do we still have apes if we came from them?" ... "And those are the kind of questions kids need to ask themselves. You know, 'how did we get here?' And, you know, there's more than one theory on this thing. And the theory is evolution, the other one is intelligent design."
The poor schoolchildren of Florida ... both past and future.
The only good thing about this may be that the Discoveryless Institute could be embarrassed by having such ignorance associated with ID.
On the other hand, given the DI's own dishonesty, maybe not!
I read things like this and I begin to think Kornbluth had a point in The Marching Morons.