Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Kansas moves to stem role of evolution in teaching
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) -- After months of debate over science and religion, the Kansas Board of Education has tentatively approved new state science standards that weaken the role evolution plays in teaching about the origin of life.

The 10-member board must still take a final vote, expected in either September or October, but a 6-4 vote on Tuesday that approved a draft of the standards essentially cemented a victory for conservative Christian board members who say evolution is largely unproven and can undermine religious teachings about the origins of life on earth.

"We think this is a great development ... for the academic freedom of students," said John West, senior fellow of the Discovery Institute, which supports intelligent design theory.

You see, to the rest of the nation they tell us that they're just trying to open the students to new ideas.

But in reality they're just trying to get RID of evolution. It's not about adding ID. It's about attacking evolution. It's not attacking evolution because evolution isn't scientifically sound. It's attacking evolution because it "can undermine religious teachings about the origins of life on earth."

See? It's not because ID does a better job. It's simply because evolution doesn't match certain people's interpretation of religion, and they are too worried about the harm to religion to care about what this is doing to science!!

And it's sickening.

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