State Sen. Amy Grady wants to give teachers cover to spread misinformation to students
ID is not a theory. It's not even a reasonable hypothesis.
"Intelligent design?" Then why do people need to wear corrective lenses?
All I know is that I started the "Heredity and Adaptation" unit with my 8th graders today and there will be NO talk of Jesus!
Looks like the mail train from Dover PA hasn't reached West Virginia yet.
Dang, this thread is rolling and now I have to log off to do grocery shopping, pick up some comics and other fancy stuff.
Be back when I can.
Ah, the "breathtaking inanity" is back again.
If a witch doctor, complete with bones, rattles, face paint, and powdered bat guano dresses up in a white lab coat and glasses, that DOESN'T MAKE HIM A SCIENTIST.
Petition to ban evangelicals from public office in perpetuity
A while back, I read the most convincing argument against ID. What kind of an intelligent designer would plan on running a sewer through a playground?
Let these folks first show hard, credible evidence that the supernatural exists. Then show that a god exists. Then show that it is their god that exists and that no other god exists. If they can't show that no other gods exist, let them show that their god is the correct one.
Good luck with all that. I won't be holding my breath waiting.
I'm so glad that Hemant mentioned this site. It is so hard to comment on the OnlySky site with its slowness, innumerable pop-ups and failures to take you to the right comment to reply to. I've read about ID and it just doesn't make sense to me.
Christians foisting their theocracy upon us by hook or by crook.
The ID "argument" is akin to "The Moon Is Made of Green Cheese: Views Differ."
The moon is NOT made of green cheese. There is no argument. An argument needs to have two sides roughly carry equal weight. Evolution is an established scientific fact. There is no controversy over it. All the relevant scientific disciplines agree with it. ID is magical thinking; worthless.
Oh what I would give to be a teacher ever so briefly so I could teach that Satan, or Odin, or a Giant Cat, or any pantheon other than You Know Who was the Designer. I would make it really elaborate and go on and on about it. And if kids told me I was wrong and and it was their god, I would have a pleasant critical thinking discussi9n about it.
The ID BS aside, the rest of the section sounds like carte blance to harass a student the teacher doesn't like. If the teacher decides to give you a low score on an assignment just because ze doesn't like you, no one can force zir to change it. If ze doesn't like you, they can recommend that you not be promoted to the next grade and again it's hard to impossible to override. It's one of those well-meant laws that have embedded assumptions that do not comport with reality. In this case, that teachers always grade fairly and have each student's best interest at heart, which may mostly be true, but it makes no provisions for when it's not.
Apparently, these idiots have no idea about Kitzmiller v Dover or the decision in New Mexico about Creation Science (which I can't remember). [sigh] They also have no idea about what's going to happen if some local resident decides they aren't down with teaching nonsense to kids and contact the ACLU or the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
West Virginia is about to be VERY stupid ... and many times, there's a price to be paid for being stupid.
"intelligent" design isn't intelligent at all and only passes the smell test if you don't sniff too deeply.