Re: Creationists win the schools in New Mexico
David Jenkinson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
26 Aug 1996 19:54:30 GMT
Bryant (email@example.com) wrote:
: 'Sad to announce that the New Mexico state gov has decided to exclude the
: teaching of evolutionary theory in state schools, in favor of creationist
: I thought the supreme court had dealt with this horse shit. I find it
: very disturbing that "politically/religiously correct" biology will now
: be taught in my state in place of the science of biology.
: Is biblical Algebra next?!
I am afraid that too many of the Scientific community tend to laugh
off this type of thing. "It's just the uneducated minority of our
population that takes this sort of thing serious anyway!" Well, don't
look now folks, but we have more people in our nation now who can't
even read and write than EVER BEFORE! To add to the mix, more of
these masses VOTE than ever before! We may not take this threat to
the education as a viable one, But we had better!
Give some thought to what a "Literal" Biblical slant might have on ANY
field of science. We all have a little snicker at the Biology
problems. Have you given any thought to say ---- Astronomy? What?
Noboby has attacked Astronomy? Check again! The Bible says (For
those who want to look at It literally) The universe created only some
six to eight thousand years ago. Now, either our understand of the
speed of light is wrong or no object can be more than 8000 light-years
away! In either case science has no bases in reality. I could go on
to EVERY FIELD. We have the real potential for the new DARK AGES!!
If you remember your history correctly a staunch religious group lead
the first DARK AGES. Most of our leading minds of the times were
silenced in one way or another. While we laugh and make jokes about
their stupidity they have the courts passing laws.
Let's get together.