Thursday, August 03, 2006

Misinformation Apparently Wins in Kansas

A discussion of the recent school board elections in the National Review Online can be found here:
Will Darwinism be taught as unquestionable dogma? That’s the question that voters decided. In Kansas, it seems it will.

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The current “controversial” Kansas Science Standards very clearly do not mandate that students learn about intelligent design. On the contrary, as the board explained, “We also emphasize that the Science Curriculum Standards do not include Intelligent Design.”

Can’t get much clearer than, can you? Yet an outfit called Kansas Citizens for Science argued exactly the reverse — that the Kansas Science Standards do indeed mandate instruction about ID. It ended up convincing the voters. Or rather, deceiving them.

Commentary by the Discovery Institute can be found here:
What happened in the Kansas school board primaries earlier this week, where supporters of the current science standards apparently lost control of the board, is something that lots of people are asking. It's not a difficult question to answer. Darwinists mounted a massive, and effective, misinformation campaign.

Various Washington Post articles can be found here and here.


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