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"Intelligent design" backers lose in PA

The voters of conservative Dover, Pennsylvania threw out eight Republican school board members who supported teaching so-called intelligent design in public schools. All eight were voted out and replaced with eight Democrats in a clear victory for science and reason.

Unfortunately, Kansas continues down its anti-science track as the state Board of Education voted 6-4 to approve curriculum that casts doubt on evolution and endorses teaching "intelligent design." What's next, teaching L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics?

The ousting of the Dover, PA board members came after they approved standards similar to Kansas. The new members have pledged to repeal those measures and revert back to teaching evolution. Hopefully voters in Kansas will follow Dover's lead and throw the bums out down the road.


At 11/09/2005 05:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to grade school in very rural Pennsylvania and let me tell ya, those people are nuts. When I was there in the early eighties corporal punishment was widely practiced, the male teachers often using wooden padels.

And before comedic images from "Dazed and Confused" come into your mind, consider the preferred method was to smack across the lower back. There were rumors of children suffering kidney failure.

I can't tell you how many times I've seen kids slapped around Oliver Twist style.


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