Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Talking Points Are NOT Science

It's a simple decision.

It's the obvious decision.

And it's the best decision because it teaches the students of Kansas the cornerstone of biological science.

The Kansas State Board of Education returned to the teaching of evolution.

And because the Kansas Board returned to good, scientific educational standards, Bobbo got his dander up. He pulled out his tired little talking points whined in his own inimitable way. First, Bobbo grumbled that Kansas is no longer allowing debate. Then he puled that Kansas only went back to teaching evolution because "most schools do." Finally, he whimpered that liberals, democrats, and intelligentsia are censoring all the scientific evidence that disproves evolution.

Wrong on all three counts, Bobbo.

First, there was plenty of debate. In fact, you guys started it. You guys made Kansas a joke. But on August 1, 2006 the citizens of Kansas realized that you side is made up of idiots and threw you out on your ass. Deal with it.

Second, most schools teach evolution because it is factual. Although Bobbo doesn't believe it, evolution is supported by observation. On the other hand, creationism is supported by the Genesis account, none of which is testable by the scientific method. Once creationists produce something that can be confirmed through testing and observation, scientists will be more than happy to talk. Sure, it will be prefaced with pointing and laughing, but they'll still talk.

Third, the liberals, democrats, and intelligentsia are censoring nothing. Because creationism is nothing more than an attempt to interject religion into the science classrooms. Don't believe me? Here's the Honorable John Jones, author of the now famous Kitzmiller opinion:
[At trial] scientific experts testified that the theory of evolution represents good science, is overwhelmingly accepted by the scientific community, and that it in no way conflicts with, nor does it deny, the existence of a divine creator. To be sure, Darwin’s theory of evolution is imperfect. However, the fact that a scientific theory cannot yet render an explanation on every point should not be used as a pretext to thrust an untestable alternative hypothesis grounded in religion into the science classroom or to misrepresent well-established scientific propositions.

So there you go. All of Bob's little talking points debunked.

It's simple, really.

Obviously, Bob doesn't know what he's talking about.

4 comments:

Bedbug said...

That Kansas ID crowd is a hoot. Bobbo laments that the election brought in "liberals" who favor teaching evoluiton. To see who lost out in the election, Google on ["Connie Morris" + Kansas] and you will agree the outcome of the election shold not surprise anyone.

Bedbug again.. said...

There he is again, talking about the "scientific evedence that disproves evolution." If such evidence exists, it should be presened at the meetings of the profesional societies. Bobbo, of course says the evolution crowd controls the agenda of such meetings and creationists are shut out.

Bobbo goes on and on about Robert Gentry's letter to the AAAA requesting a nationally televised debate - a PR stunt, really. AAAA did not respond, and there is no reason it should. Gentry, Bobbo says, can "PROVE" the earth is not more than 10,000 years old. OK, then prove it to a scientifically capable audience.

If Bobbo and his buddies could present a sheaf of rejection letters to prove they are truly being "shut out" -- or "censored," as he is fond of saying, then we will sit up and take notice. In the meantime, I'm ready for a nap.

Jeff said...

Thanks for all the good comments bedbug. But who is/are the AAAA?

djtyg said...

Triple A is good, but AAAA goes the extra mile:).