Only in America

Oh wait, that’s offensive to Canada and South America. I should have said only in the USA:

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The Kansas State Board of Education voted 6-4 to allow science students in public schools to hear materials critical of evolution in biology classes. The new curriculum mentions that theories of life arising from similar building-block molecules through purely random processes can be challenged by recent findings in the fossil record and by molecular biology. Not all were happy, however. ‘This is a sad day. We’re becoming a laughingstock of not only the nation, but of the world, and I hate that,’ said board member Janet Waugh. The new standards will be used in statewide standardized testing; the students are still expected to know ‘basic evolutionary principles.’ As part of the decision, the Board of Education also went so far as to redefine science itself, saying that it is ‘no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.’

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I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with critical analysis of any and all theories, be they scientific or otherwise, but to redefine science itself is to rob students of essential tools for exploring the world.

Here in more civilised countries, we somehow manage to separate the teaching of science and religion, and I don’t believe our societies are crumbling as a result.

2 Replies to “Only in America”

  1. God, for those who believe, had put brains inside our heads for a reason, and being the creator of the universe, I don’t think any believer would be afraid that somehow they would discover something in science that will contradict God’s existence.

    One of the reasons why there was a huge peak in science and mathematics when the islamic empire was the world’s superpower was simply because there were no limitations to the exploration of theories in science and mathematics. Questioning your beliefs and finding answers to your questions is a way to solidify your beliefs.

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