Friday, April 04, 2003

Stupidity in Louisiana A Louisiana representative has offered a concurrent resolution before the state House of Representatives suggetsing that "...to encourage the development of students’ critical thinking skills, city, parish, and other local public school systems should refrain from purchasing textbooks that do not present a balanced view of the various theories relative to the origin of life but rather refer to one theory as proven fact."

I think we all know what theory the rep. has in mind. Of course, you would be hard pressed to find a textbook that actually refers to evolution, or any other theory, as proven fact. There is currently only one scientific theory on the subject of the origin and development of life. Religious demagogues gesturing madly at their Bibles do not constitute a rival theory.

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