Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Kansas Freak Show Redux

The Kansas Board of Education has rapidly reloaded and shot itself in the foot again. This time they had to resort to changing the definition of science in order to get intelligent design foisted upon Kansas' youth. Here is the salient paragraph...
In addition, the board rewrote the definition of science, so that it is no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.
I guess that will show the scientists that if you make the scientific method so rigorous as to eliminate the possibility of total bullshit being passed off as science, then they will just take their ball and go home.
If you live in Kansas it must be embarassing to be the laughing stock of the world.

Update: looks like the voters in Maryland are actually thinking and acting accordingly. Via Susie at Surbrban Guerrilla. Here is the quote:
DOVER, Pa. – Voters in this rural school district Tuesday ousted eight school board members who backed a controversial policy to introduce high school students to “intelligent design,” which critics say is a form of creationism.

Voters replaced the GOP incumbents with a Democratic slate that called for removing intelligent design from Dover’s science curriculum, returns from all six precincts showed.

There is hope I guess.

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