Thursday, May 26, 2005


Nothing But a Theory

Red State Rabble readers who like their science leavened with a bit of wit will be rewarded by taking a look at the Borowitz Report post "Group Seeks Ban of Twentieth Century From Kansas School Textbooks." Here's a little appetizer before you go to the Borowitz Report for the full banquet:

"A political action group in the state of Kansas is applying pressure on the Kansas State Board of Education to ban any and all references to the twentieth century from school textbooks, a spokesman for the group confirmed today.

"The move to ban the twentieth century came up in a series of contentious school board hearings this week as the group loudly complained that the state’s current textbooks are rife with references to the controversial century, which they say may or may not have happened.

“'These textbooks state unequivocally that the twentieth century occurred, as if that were a proven historic fact,' said Gordon Lavalier, the group’s leader and spokesman. 'The simple truth is, the twentieth century is and has always been nothing but a theory.'”


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