Some good news from Florida

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Our friends at Florida Citizens for Science mention some good news in Florida:

Make that two for the science standards - A second Board of Education member has come out in favor of solid science education.

Highland County resolution fails

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Concerning the proposed resolution and the teaching of alternative theories, he asked the board, “what theories are you advocating being presented in the scientific curriculum?”

After a pause, Hancock replied, “I don’t think you are going to get that answer.”

Broen said, “since the resolution states there are other theories to be presented to the student, yet the board members have failed to produce them, then it seems this resolution must be discarded.”

Someone is realizing that there are no alternative theories…

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Well, what else could they say. After all, creationism has already been ruled to be religion and Id has been ruled to be creationism, so what’s left. “ Teach the controversy” isn’t another theory, let alone “theories”.

I was so happy to read that James Broen had the forethought to ask this question - “what theories are you advocating being presented in the scientific curriculum?”

It me “happy as a little girl!”

Such a simple question, and yet it really illuminates that stinking carcass that nobody wants to take responsibility for.

Asking that question in school board meetings around the country where creationism is a problem, would be a very good tactic for fighting this crap.

As a Florida resident I can honestly say that guy’s question was just awesome! Beautifully simple, lifted my spirits, made me smile… then I went to the FCS page and stumbled across Farfarman denying the holocaust could have happened because the nazis had no reliable method of identifying jews… wants history standards rewritten to include his ‘viewpoint”. Good googly moogly. One minute you’re up, the next you’re down…

Nice. Either Hancock knows what a scientific theory is and realizes there is no alternative theory, or he thinks ID is a scientific theory and realizes Kitzmiller vs. Dover points the way to big trouble there. Either way, that’s fine.

I have recently changed my mind on this topic. I think we should teach creation science in classrooms. But since the story is short, I think this video will be all that is required: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwiPsgRrOs

(watch the video before attacking me)

Jorde, the scary part of that video is, that many of the fundies that go view it will probably embrace it. It can be very difficult to descern between serious fundie posts and parody.

Ain’t it the truth - this parody by Edward Current fooled a lot of people…although the clues that it’s a parody start adding up pretty quickly. :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swlsqkAyxqY

MDPotter:

As a Florida resident I can honestly say that guy’s question was just awesome! Beautifully simple, lifted my spirits, made me smile… then I went to the FCS page and stumbled across Farfarman denying the holocaust could have happened because the nazis had no reliable method of identifying jews… wants history standards rewritten to include his ‘viewpoint”. Good googly moogly. One minute you’re up, the next you’re down…

I thought it was pretty smart of the web master to lock out comments altogether after a while. Now ABC/XYZ/Larry can’t shout “censorship” - because no one can post anymore on that link.

Hint to ABC/Larry: The weaknesses of evolution which are being proposed as additions to the curriculum standard discredited creationist tripe that should in no way be dignified with the label of “science,” answers to which can be found on T.O. Please note that I am not phrasing this as a question.

curriculum are standard

(Need to proofread better.)

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ABC/Larry said: “The appropriate answer is, “we’re working on them.””

Who is “WE”, Kemosabe?

lkeithlu:

ABC/Larry said: “The appropriate answer is, “we’re working on them.””

Who is “WE”, Kemosabe?

The Discovery Institute and its Christian Dominionism masters?

ABC/Larry:

The appropriate answer is, “we’re working on them.”

Get back to us when you have something. Till then leave science classes alone.

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