Right Back Where We Started

It looks like supporters of reason won out over sectarian ideologues in Kansas. Josh at Thoughts from Kansas writes:

The Board is back in moderate hands no matter what. The night is, on balance, a victory. It’d be nice to further marginalize the extremists by winning the remaining races in November, but we’ve got a majority that will implement the science standards recommended by the scientists, educators and parents of the science standards committee. The Board can focus on bigger issues. They can dig into ways to address the special challenges of rural districts, and to find solutions to the problems faced by the students in poorer urban districts. Real challenges, not fake controversy. Helping kids, not fighting culture wars.
That’s what tonight was about, and the kids won. This wasn’t Dover rejecting a few municipal officials. It’s a whole state turning against the divisiveness of the IDolators. Congratulations, Kansas!

What angers me the most about the IDiots is that, as we begin the 21st century, we are still having to fight battles so that we simply don’t regress. All that time and energy spent, which could have been used for other things. And it all stems from willful ignorance masquerading as religion.
Oh well. At least, we’re not going backwards for once.

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1 Response to Right Back Where We Started

  1. Tim says:

    This is great news!
    At the same time, I agree – it is absolutely amazing that these people continue to try to drag the world back to the stone ages. However, one of the things which I find almost as amazing is how proponents of science continue to give such people a benefit of a doubt, assume that they are simply stupid or ignorant rather than accept the fact that what they are dealing with is deliberate, willful ignorance which would seek to tear down all knowledge for the sake of – well, that is the tough part. I can’t really see what it is meant to accomplish unless it is essentially nihilistic.
    Unfortunately, this isn’t just an American problem.
    Roger Stanyard in Great Britain has been frequently documenting in great detail similar attempts in his part of the world – and there they do not have the Separation of Church and State to fall back on.
    For those who are interested, please see:
    Hard to imagine, isn’t it?

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