Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Reason #9 Why Lucia and I Live in Misery: Science BAD!

News hit this week that the high school band in Sedalia stirred up some controversy with t-shirts depicting apes evolving into band geeks. Apparently, some religious zealots were up in arms over the school's overt promotion of evolution. The shirts were returned.

Really? Where do we live? Tennessee circa 1926? Kansas circa 2008?

It worries me that schools would fold on such an issue. If they can't stand up for science because it's confused for religion, what are they teaching the students in this state? What will they teach Lucia when the time comes?

You know, Jesus didn't do a lot of algebra... Well, Lucia will know about evolution whether the schools teach it or not. She may or may not know much about religion, but she'll certainly know about science. Maybe her mother will share memories from her Catholic upbringing.


KR said...

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. I hate the Missouri religious zealots.

pcup said...

On a somewhat different topic ... have you seen the "debates" in the trib talk on whether Jesus would be an NRA member?

Here's my favorite - I wasn't sure if the caller was serious, but I suspect he was:

“Last night’s Tribune Trib Talk really had a beaut. A person called in with a question: ‘If Jesus were living today, would he be a member of the American Rifle Association?’ It’s the National Rifle Association, you moron. You know, the NRA. Many believe Jesus is alive today, although it’s hard to believe with all the horrible things going on in the world. I’d like to think not only would Jesus be a member of the NRA, but that if anyone attempted to crucify him, he’d pull out his conceal-and-carry Glock and waste their sinful ass. I would also like to think Jesus would be out hunting with Ted Nugent every chance he got.”

comoprozac said...

As would I, pcup. As would I.