It's true that, lately, there have been more than a few good reasons to wonder--maybe a little horrified, maybe just numb with disbelief--whether what we're seeing is actually happening.
But don't worry, you're not crazy, it is actually happening! And yesterday it got even more surreal when the Kansas Board of Education voted to adopt new "science" standards that include a few of the following outstandingly scientific claims:
* that science is not limited exclusively to natural explanations.
* that the new science curriculum--which has been purged of almost any mention of evolution--opens students' minds to alternative points of view.
I mean, how do YOU know God didn't make the dinosaurs out of Playdoh? Were YOU there?
*that requiring consideration of evolution's critics absolutely teaches more about science.
Just because YOU are a narrow-minded materialist, some anal-retentive, spiritually empty facsist, doesn't mean you should subject the children of Kansas to your point of view.
*that the inclusion of intelligent design theories will "make science education interesting to students rather than boring."
Seriously, what teenager gives two spitballs about fossils and the primordial soup? I mean...ewwww!
The only bad news about Kansas is that, except for the hundreds of illegal meth labs scattered in rural trailer parks all over the state, they are not on drugs.