Skip to comments.Kansas Evolution Hearings (available for free download from audible.com)
Posted on 05/25/2005 9:47:00 AM PDT by TigerTale
A subcommittee of the Kansas Board of Education holds hearings on whether the state's science curriculum should permit alternate theories to be taught alongside evolution. During the first three days of hearings, proponents of intelligent design present their views. They are represented by a retired lawyer, John Calvert, who heads the Intelligent Design Network of Shawnee Mission, Kansas. The witnesses are questioned by the members of the subcommittee and by attorney Pedro Irigonegaray, who supports the teaching of evolution.
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Thanks for the pings, PH. Only just got through the "Creationism: God's gift to the ignorant" thread. Tedious.
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This just in from The Borowitz Report (satire):
GROUP SEEKS BAN OF TWENTIETH CENTURY FROM KANSAS SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS
Last Century Just a Theory, Activists Say
A political action group in the state of Kansas is applying pressure on the Kansas State Board of Education to ban any and all references to the twentieth century from school textbooks, a spokesman for the group confirmed today.
The move to ban the twentieth century came up in a series of contentious school board hearings this week as the group loudly complained that the states current textbooks are rife with references to the controversial century, which they say may or may not have happened.
These textbooks state unequivocally that the twentieth century occurred, as if that were a proven historic fact, said Gordon Lavalier, the groups leader and spokesman. The simple truth is, the twentieth century is and has always been nothing but a theory.
If the group gets its way, starting in the fall of 2005 Kansas students would be taught from newly reconstituted history books that end in the year 1899.
Among students at Kansas Citys John F. Kennedy High School, which the group has demanded be renamed William Jennings Bryan High School, reaction to the ban on the twentieth century was mixed.
If the twentieth century didnt happen, does that mean I have to give up my iPod? asked junior Carolynn Bevins, 17.
But sophomore Zach Golloway, 16, was more upbeat about the news: If it means that we have to learn a hundred less years of history, that would rule!
Elsewhere, actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes denied that their romantic relationship was a publicity stunt after a trailer for their wedding appeared in over 3,000 theaters.