Friday, September 19, 2008

Will Brunswick be the Next Dover?

North Carlina could be the next great battle in the creationism wars, as the Brunswick school board is considering adding the pseudoscience to its curriculum:

"It's really a disgrace for the state school board to impose evolution on our students without teaching creationism," county school board member Jimmy Hobbs said at Tuesday's meeting. "The law says we can't have Bibles in schools, but we can have evolution, of the atheists."

Uh, yeah Jimmy, because evolution is science, and the Bible isn't. But evolution of the atheists? What are we evolving into pray tell? You are going to have to work on your fallacies, and take Joel Fanti with you:

The topic came up after county resident Joel Fanti told the board he thought it was unfair for evolution to be taught as fact, saying it should be taught as a theory because there's no tangible proof it's true.

"I wasn't here 2 million years ago," Fanti said. "If evolution is so slow, why don't we see anything evolving now?"

Um, what? Something that moves really slow would be hard to see. It's the fast moving stuff that strains our visual capacities. Terrifying, isn't it, that these people are in charge of children's education?

Board attorney Joseph Causey said it might be possible for the board to add creationism to the curriculum if it doesn't replace the teaching of evolution.

Schools' Superintendent Katie McGee said her staff would do research.

You do that Katie. Do lot's of research. You and your staff obviously need a primer on, well, everything. But beware of any packages from Seattle.

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