'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Didn't We Already Have This Conversation Last Century? 

So as the evolution debate rages on in Georgia...

A federal lawsuit being heard this week in Atlanta concerns evolution disclaimer stickers placed by Cobb County school officials on the inside covers of high school biology texts in 2002. The stickers say evolution is "a theory, not a fact" and it should be "critically considered."

I'm left wondering why no one wants to put a sticker on geography textbooks cautioning that the notion of a spherical earth is a theory not a fact or on geometry textbooks pointing out that the value of pi may well be three.

In a related note, Karlo at Swerve Left flags a web site that I really really wish was a joke ... check out the middle school level 2nd place ...
[Update: the link turns out to be a very good satire see here]

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