Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Kansas School Official Calls Evolution 'Fairy Tale'

"A member of Kansas' State Board of Education who's involved in writing new public school science standards calls evolution a 'fairy tale' that's sometimes defended with 'anti-God contempt and arrogance.'

"A newsletter written by board member Connie Morris said students should be taught 'criticism of Darwinism alongside the age-old fairy tale of evolution.'

"In her newsletter, Morris said she's a Christian who believes that the creation account in the Book of Genesis is literally true."

Kansas. Neurotoxins in the air or something. Gotta be.

5 comments:

Cap'n Marrrrk said...

I'm guessing that out there, there is nothing but sky. You have to believe in God because there has to be an explaination for why YOU are put in the Middle of Fucking Nowhere. Perhaps to battle the Forces of Evil, that has to be it, there is no way Chance has put me in such a desolate hole.

nshumate said...

"The age-old fairy tale" of evolution?

Wow. THAT sets a new standard for "young-earth" creationist timescales, doesn't it?

And here they used to criticize evolution for being all new-fangled and flush-toilety...

W.M. Bear said...

Actually, if Creationists weren't so hell-fire dogmatic themselves, they might have a point. In my view, though, Creationism is wrong PRIMARILY because it rests on a literalist misreading of scripture, which has been shown time and again to be intended to be read symbolically, and only secondarily because it contradicts the idea of evolution. And if a lot of Darwinian explanations are not exactly "fairy tales," very many of them are definitely unverifiable "just so stories."

Bsti said...

I've been reading alot of disturbing religous-type stories about Kansas lately. WTH is going on over there?

Mac said...

Basically, KS has become the world HQ for Fundies. It's kind of distressing living so close to the laughing-stalk of the thinking world.