Wednesday, November 09, 2005

PA Votes ID Board Off But KS Says Yes

DOVER, Pa. (AP) — Voters have decided to replace nearly the entire school board with a slate that called for removing "intelligent design" from Dover's high school science curriculum, after the new policy landed the district in federal court.

Eight of nine school board members were up for election on Tuesday, and all eight were voted out in a showdown over how evolution is to be taught and the cost of the district's policy on intelligent design.

The vote came on the same day that intelligent design advocates won a victory in Kansas, where the state Board of Education approved science standards for public schools that cast doubt on the theory of evolution.

Come on folks, I know I visited this topic not too long ago, it's news again today and heck I have a degree in Science and I can't stand to see this! The only proof Intelligent Design proponents offer is that "life on this planet of ours is really, totally complicated, man. Someone had to do this on purpose." That is the extent of their proof for their theory. On the other hand there are examples of evolution everywhere you look. Science is backed by pesky little things called "facts" and "proofs." Observable data are collected, looked at, retested, and hypothesized upon. Then, it's back to more facts and proofs until a reasonable theory has been demonstrably proven to be accurate. That's a far cry from "The universe is so complicated, someone super powerful MUST have had something to do with it!"

If the Kansas attitude spreads we are in biiiiiiig trouble. Thank goodness for Dover 's high school where brains still rein.

When we stop analysing and become drones, we will be ripe for takeover. Isn't this what the radical right wants. A population of dummies and non thinkers? This will make it easier for them to control us.