Monday, February 12, 2007


Discovery Institute: A New Low

Just when you thought the Discovery Institute, the creationist belief tank on the shores of Puget Sound, had hit rock bottom, they find a way to go even lower. Here's the latest news release out of DI about the Kansas school board's impending vote to restore evolution to the science standards:
Kansas Board of Education Urged to Reject "Shameful" Proposal to Delete Tuskegee Experiment and Other Science Abuses from State Curriculum

TOPEKA--A national group is urging the Kansas State Board of education to reject on Tuesday a plan to delete coverage of the historical misuses of science from state curriculum standards, including a reference to the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiment targeting African-Americans.

The only thing shameful going on here is the Discovery Institute's determination to smear science and science teachers in order to conceal the their own real agenda: to teach creationism in public schools.

What everyone should keep in mind is that, despite an intense media blitz from Discovery and the ID Network last summer, Kansas voters made the decision to get rid of the intelligent design inspired standards when they cast their ballots for seats on the state board of education.

Do we really want people as deeply dishonest -- as creepy when you get right down to it -- as the Discovery Institute and the ID Network to have anything, anything at all, to do with our children's education?


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