Saturday, May 07, 2005

Evolution again

Some scary things are happening again - not here in Pennsylvania, but over in Kansas, where two of my nieces live. They are smart kids and their dad is a biologist at the University of Kansas, so they probably won't be affected much by the latest nonsense. I love this quote:

The hearings in Topeka, scheduled to last several days, are focusing on two proposals. The first recommends that students continue to be taught the theory of evolution because it is key to understanding biology. The other proposes that Kansas alter the definition of science, not limiting it to theories based on natural explanations.
This just so reminds me of that urban legend, where some state legislature defines pi to be exactly 3. And it's even scarier with pictures:

Someone, please tell me this has been photoshopped. Yikes.

On a personal note, my heroic adventurous kid sister is blogging her trip to Darfur. Wow.