Creationism Belongs in Humanities - Evolution in Science - Accept It!

Robert Gauld

Those who know me know that I think the Americans have some ideas which are just plain stupid. Well thankfully it looks like at least part of American is standing upto the morons who don't get the difference between Humanities and Science. A few quotes from the article at www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/12/louisiana-biology-textbooks/

'A subcommittee of the state's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 6-to-1 Tuesday to approve an industry-standard biology text, which conservative critics had attacked for failing to teach the “controversy” about evolution.'

'“Since they can't attack the science, they don't have the expertise, they're trying to attack the process” of textbook approval, said Barbara Forrest, a philosophy professor at Southeastern Louisiana University and co-author of Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design.

Teaching a narrowly Biblical version of biological development in public school science classrooms is legally unconstitutional, but creationists have adapted their their efforts. After the failure of intelligent design in the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover case, proponents turned to the mechanisms of textbook approval.'

'“Accurate textbooks are going to be in the classrooms. A six to one vote is a repudiation of the attempt by the Louisana Family Forum to politicize science in Louisiana,” said Joshua Rosenau, programs and policy director of the National Center for Science Education.'