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10 November 2005 @ 07:42 pm
From the "That'll Do, Pig" Department  
Every school board member of Dover, Pennsylvania that wanted to teach "Intelligent Design" alongside evolution in science classes has been thrown out on their asses by the voters.
 
 
 
Doomutilitygeek on November 11th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC)
Pat Robertson has something to say about this!
Is it a terroristic threat if it's an unspecified Act of God?
Neosisneosis on November 11th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
Doesn't that just prove that they lie when they claim that Intelligent Design has nothing to do with religion?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 12th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
I don't think that anything Pat Robertson can say will ever prove anything, other than that he should have been rendered mute (as a kindness) a long time ago.
atelierlune on November 11th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)
I dislike that Intelligent Design has become such a divisive issue when I feel like all it really is is a way to sneak Creationism through a side door.

I am regularly reminded of my sixth grade class, when we first looked at evolution in school. We were made to be able to summarize the first few chapters of Genesis in addition to being able to state what Darwin's theory was. I don't understand why it can't be that easy now, though we'd probably have to learn a few more creation stories to keep it PC.

Pat Robertson, of course, does not make things any better for anyone, including himself.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 12th, 2005 12:59 am (UTC)
We were made to be able to summarize the first few chapters of Genesis in addition to being able to state what Darwin's theory was. I don't understand why it can't be that easy now, though we'd probably have to learn a few more creation stories to keep it PC.

It can't be that easy now because the policy of the separation of church and state dictates that Genesis has no place in a science classroom in a public school - it belongs in a class that no school has been bold enough to provide to their students (who will be entering a multicultural world) called "Religions of the World: History and Modern Practice".
atelierlune on November 12th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
Oh, the separation of church and state existed when I was in sixth grade, just not in the current state of agitation. But, you're absolutely right: a real discourse about religions and their practicioners has to be had, and Pat Robertson doesn't like that either.
lyght on November 11th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
If you're interested, the dark_christian community keeps tabs on all the creepy things the fundies are trying to do these days. Some of the things are very creepy indeed.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 12th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
I may just do that - I know some of the members from convert_me, but it was all goth and drama when I was still into debating religion on the internet.
Virtual Travellervtraveller on November 11th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
You must have seen this: http://www.venganza.org/

I particularly like the reasons why I should convert and the reuse of that damn fish symbol which (in my mind) is merely a tag god put on people who drive badly. Then again, so is the volvo logo.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 12th, 2005 01:01 am (UTC)
:-)

Volvos are not very popular where I live - the people who drive them tend to be schoolteachers and hippies, who both drive rather well (except the hippies, when they're high, who just drive really slow).
Virtual Travellervtraveller on November 12th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC)
Ah - well take a high hippy and replace them with any stereotype that's utterly oblivious to their surroundings. Therefore can't see traffic, drive woefully slow, can't signal or yield and swerve down the road. It makes Darwinism look like it had a hiccup.

Extra points for a 10 year old Volvo estate, green or grey in colour, an old couple driving, man wearing a cloth cap, and maybe a dog partition and dog in the trunk.

Seeing tweed would result in an instant win (yes - sometimes England is everything you imagine :shudder:).