November 12, 2004

Monkey to Man

As some of you know, Georgia Schools are the laughing stock of the nation because of textbook stickers that call evolution a theory The stickers read: "This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered."

It's a whole Church-and-State quagmire here in the peach state.

However, blogger Gary Peare has a "Modest Proposal" to even things out for the Christian psuedo-scientists:

Let's allow the religious right to paste their stickers in all the biology texts they want so long as they affix the following text to each and every one of their Bibles:

"This book contains material on Judeo-Christian theology. Judeo-Christian theology offers insight into the origin and meaning of life and is the basis for several of the world's great religions. But it does not encompass the full range of religious beliefs held sacred by members of our diverse American society. Moreover, this material is based on ancient texts, and significant errors may have been introduced through subsequent translations and omissions. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered."
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1 comment:

  1. You're not serious right? Holy shit. I actally lived out there in the south for 10 years, and I am still shocked. That some backwater county might do that is not the slightest surprise, but that the majority of the leaders of the state would so openly demonstrate that they don't even comprehend the current interpretations of their own religion? Are they trying to put books on fossils and dinosaurs in the fiction section again too? You know, the great hoax where evil atheist scientists buried ancient bones of huge mythical beasts, created layers in the soil throughout the world, developed several well-developed areas of science, just as a hoax to make the Pope look bad.

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