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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Ask Dr. Schmience

As Gregg Easterbrook writes in this subscriber-only article for The New Republic:

"Sometime soon a federal court will rule on a disclaimer that the Board of Education of Cobb County, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, has ordered placed on high-school biology textbooks. Stickers bearing the disclaimer say, "Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered."

Far be it from me to give those knuckleknobs any help, but Mr. Easterbrook points out something very obvious that should sink their campaign. Darwin's theory has nothing whatsoever to do with "the origin of living things." Only religion deals in that trade. Thanks for showing your true colors and making it that much easier to blow your fundamentalist agenda out of the water. Pop quiz-- how do you spell "yokel"?