Saturday, June 11, 2005
Kansas School Board: Hey Kids, Science is Bad
The following passage is taken from a revision to the Kansas science standards, written by young earth creationist board president Steve Abrams, and adopted in a 3-0 vote by the science standards sub-committee of the board on Thursday. The revisions will be presented to the full board for formal adoption on June 15 and are expected to be approved.
"Science has led to significant improvements in physical health and economic growth, however, modern science can sometimes be abused by scientists and policymakers, leading to significant negative consequences for society and violations of human dignity (e.g., the eugenics movement in American and Germany, the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, and scientific justifications of eugenics and racism.)"