Thursday, November 10, 2005

Perhaps we're doomed after all

In my previous entry, my friend Pete commented on the Kansas Board of Education adopting standards that casts doubt on the theory of evolution.

While this is extremely disturbing, it doesn't come as a shock to me. Kansas has proven itself to be as backwards as the huckleberries in Tennessee who were aghast that John Scopes was teaching his students Darwin. What does shock me is this sentence from the Associated Press story:

In addition, the board rewrote the definition of science, so that it is no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.

Read that again. The Kansas Board of Education is saying that ANYTHING can explain phenomena. If science is not limited to the natural world, I guess that means it can include the supernatural. So if I want to say the sky is blue because of ghosts, then so be it.

Why does the air contain oxygen? Because of little green men from Mars.

Are they going to teach children The Force in Kansas science classes?

Are they going to teach children that water freezes at 32 degrees farenheit because God decreed that it freeze at 32 degrees?.........Never mind.


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