Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Let's Fire Up The Wayback Machine, Mr. Peabody!

CBS News | 'Intelligent Design' Wins In Kan. | November 8, 2005 18:00:05:
In 1999, the Kansas board adopted science standards that eliminated most references to evolution.

Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould said that was akin to teaching 'American history without Lincoln.' Bill Nye, the 'Science Guy' of children's television, called it 'harebrained' and 'nutty.' And a Washington Post columnist imagined God saying to the Kansas board members: 'Man, I gave you a brain. Use it, OK?'

Two years later, after voters replaced three members, the board reverted to evolution-friendly standards. Elections in 2002 and 2004 changed the board's composition again, making it more conservative.
Even the Science Guy weighs in on the case. Wonder what the supremes will make of it.

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