Sunday, May 4, 2008

Beware the Believers!

“He’s the Dick to the Dawk to the PhD…”

Not sure what the good professor would think of that irreverent little ditty.

In any case, onward to more serious matters…

Chris Comer, a Science Teacher in Texas was expelled last year for not teaching so-called Intelligent Design in her science class. From the NCSE article: “Ultimately, the TEA’s firing of Chris Comer is a by-product of the relentless promotion of ID for more than a decade by creationists at the Discovery Institute. In the wake of court decisions ruling that it is unconstitutional to teach creationism in the public schools, ID creationists, a significant number of whose central figures live in Texas, launched the effort that they formalized in their 1998 ‘Wedge Strategy’ document, which outlines their twenty-year plan to ‘wedge’ ID into the cultural and educational mainstream.”

Well, I’m sure we’ll be hearing a great deal of indignant outrage and huffy, self-righteous fuliminations from Ben Stein and Phyllis Schlafly about this academic travesty, right? ...Right?

Nah, I didn’t think so either.