Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Science back in Kansas?

According to CNN, care of an AP story, "Conservative Republicans who pushed anti-evolution standards back into Kansas schools last year have lost control of the state Board of Education once again."

It looks like Connie Morris, the former teacher and GOP chair, who once described evolution as "an age-old fairy tale" and "a nice bedtime story" unsupported by science," got the boot. Good for Kansas. Now less people will laugh at them.

In addition, this will help prevent other school systems in the country, such as some here in Georgia, try the same stuff Kansas tried to pull.

I'm all for freedom of religion, but seriously, on this evolution thing, I mean, come on. An age old fairy tale? That sounds like the story of creation to me, not evolution. Sure, it's not a perfect theory, but people are working on it. We've been able to show how DNA changes from one species to the next. We've been able to show how closley related species are. What's really left? You can't really observe evolution "live and in progress" because it takes hundreds or thousands of years.

I'm not saying there isn't a God. I'm not saying some sort of higher power didn't create everything. However, maybe the Diests were right when they said that "God created Earth and let it be." Evolution doesn't disprove a God, it just shows that he/she/it made something that can improve upon itself in a manner of speaking. It's not much different than creating a computer program that learns from it's mistakes. Will the programs one day say that there were no "users" and that they are all mythical?



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