Friday, March 24, 2006
No science for you (paca)
This is a rather scary article. It's hugely long but worth reading. You can skim at parts and get the point, but the case does build through-out. So skip and read, skip and read. Basically, it is a long article about the lack of education in Arkansas about evolution. Essentially, many schools are pressuring their teachers just not to teach evolution so that they don't offend any parents and get sued. It's rather frightening that you can leave out the basic explanatory principle of biology in a biology class, but schools are doing so, so that they don't lose public support and get shut down, preventing them from doing everything else they do that is worthwhile. It actually reminds me that in 5th grade at least in the Boro at the public school, we said the Lord's Prayer every morning, lead over the intercom. I am sure every administrator knew it was illegal, but they were just going to keep doing it until they got caught. I don't know if they ever were. As far as I know, they are still leading children in prayer every day.