Saturday, July 08, 2006


Discovery Divines

The Discovery Institute's "Stand Up for Science" news release claims they are launching their long distance campaign to help defend Kansas science standards at the "behest of Kansas teachers and parents."

That's funny, because we've actually met with groups of Kansas teachers, listened to what they have to say, and read what the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) has to say about those standards:
By redefining science in the Kansas Science Education Standards, the KBOE is promoting intelligent design tenets that purport supernatural explanations as valid scientific theories. Given that the goal of the intelligent design movement includes replacing scientific explanations with theistic understanding and to see this design theory inappropriately imposed on our religious, cultural, moral, and political life; the KATS Board of Directors adamantly opposes turning Kansas science classrooms into theatres of political and religious turmoil blurring the Constitutional ideals of separation of Church and State.

And, speaking as the parent of two Kansas public school students, RSR can say we didn't ask for Discovery's help.

Do you suppose Discovery gets its information on what Kansas parents and teachers think from the same place Pat Robertson gets his weather reports?


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