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Election reuslts looked good. we neglected to vote absentee, which I am upset about. Will not happen again. But aside from Ah-nold being beaten back, this very local election is what I was happiest about. nothing makes my blood boil more than this “inteligent design” crap.

From the NY Times

A Decisive Election in a Town Roiled Over Intelligent Design

Published: November 10, 2005

DOVER, Pa., Nov. 9 – In the end, voters here said they were tired of being portrayed as a northern version of Dayton, Tenn., a Bible Belt hamlet where 80 years ago a biology teacher named John Scopes was tried for illegally teaching evolution.

On Tuesday, the residents of Dover ousted all eight school board members running for re-election who had put their town in a global spotlight and their school district on trial for being the first in the nation to introduce intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in science class. In swept the full Dover Cares slate of eight candidates, which had coalesced to oppose the change in the science curriculum.

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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Al –
    win one in PA, lose one in Kansas.

    I hope the Kansas Board of Education seriously considers the Flying Spaghetti Monster theory. It seems a lot more credible than ID to me. Here’s the web address:

    The Kansas Board of Education has approved science standards that support the theory of intelligent design and cast doubt on Darwin’s theory of evolution. The final vote was 6-4 in favor of intelligent design.

    The theory of intelligent design states that the universe is so complex, there must have been a higher power involved in its creation. The theory was originally drafted by proponents of creationism which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled could not be taught in public schools because it violated the doctrine of separation of church and state.

    ‘This is a sad day. We’re becoming a laughingstock of not only the nation, but of the world, and I hate that,’ said board member Janet Waugh, a Democrat.

    Supporters of the new standards have cloaked their arguments in the guise of academic freedom. ‘It gets rid of a lot of dogma that’s being taught in the classroom today,’ said board member John Bacon.

    The board even redefined science, saying it is no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.

    ‘What this does is open the door for teachers to bring creationist arguments into the classroom and point to the standards and say it’s OK,’ said Jack Krebs, an Oskaloosa High School math teacher and vice president of Kansas Citizens for Science, a group which opposes the changes.

    President Bush has spoken out in favor of the teaching of intelligent design in public schools.

    Dave W.

  2. alanpaul
    alanpaul says:

    well, first of all, kansas may be beyond hope. i still care about pa. second of all, those kansas idiots may well lose when they have to run again, too.


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