Friday, May 06, 2005

80 years later . . .

As you may remember from history class, the Scopes Monkey Trial occurred in 1925. Now the Kansas Board of Education has decided to do it all over again. Not a reenactment mind you, but a full-fledged "trial" to try and determine if we humans came from monkeys, and if so, whether it could have happened without the hand of God involved. (The Board of Ed is now controlled by the religous right.)

During "opening statements" the Intelligent Design side proclaimed that "[p]art of our overall goal is to remove the bias against religion that is currently in schools. This is a scientific controversy that has powerful religious implications." Notably, national and local scientific leaders have boycotted the trial.

This is just too stupid for words, but I am fascinated and will try to keep my loyal readers updated on the trial. I will try to keep my mocking of the Kansas Board of "Education" to a minimum.

(Hat Tip - OTB)