>This is McCarthyism at it's worst. The question should be whether the Kansas
>Standards are valid, not who supports them or who opposes them.
A conservative Christian group--The Creation Science Association of
Mid-America--*wrote* them--that's a huge difference from support or
opposition. You should check your copy of the Constitution. The first
amendment guarantees that religion will not be taught with the force of
government behind it. Conversely, one of the many religions in this country
can't dictate what *doesn't* get taught in public schools.
>suggesting children should be blindly indoctrinated with the "truth" of Neo
>Darwinism, gradualism, "random mutation and natural selection as a known
>mechanism for macro evolution", merely because religious people are in
I'm saying that children should be given the results of scientific research
and not have the results of that research concealed because it seems to
conflict with the tenets of one religion.
>Not true!! Once the public is familiar with
>the arguments of both sides, I suspect they will make up their own minds
>about who the bigots are.
I agree with you completely and so does the Kansas School Board and the
Science Association who wrote those guidelines.
I know and they know that if the *evidence* for evolution was presented
clearly and openly, to everyone, then it would be obvious that evolution is
true. That is why they must attempt to conceal that evidence.
Australopithecus afarensis has a very apelike head but very humanlike hips
and knee joints. It is clearly transitional between humans and an apelike
ancestor. The KSB and the Creation
Science Association doesn't want you--or anybody else--to know that. Their
propaganda states that there are *no* transitional fossils. That is a lie
that they are trying to protect. If *everyone* had enough education to
examine the evidence then "anti-evolutionism" would evaporate and they know
>I respect anyone's right to believe in neo
>Darwinism, for whatever reason, but am disgusted with their tactics to
>discredit anyone who dares to disagree with them.
evidence means nothing at all to you, because you have such a strong
emotional reason to not believe in evolution. However, that is not
unversally the case. If the *evidence* is not concealed, then the truth is
For if there is a sin against life, it consists not so much in despairing
of life as in hoping for another and in eluding the implacable grandeur of
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