Saturday, May 28, 2005


The Panda's Thumb finds these quotes in a press release opposing a nominee to the textbook selection committee:
“Despite her impressive academic degrees and her service as a teacher at the Oklahoma School of Science and Math, her errant belief that the teaching of the Intelligent Design Theory blurs the line between the separation of church and state is the first of many problems to arise with her nomination,” stated Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond.

Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, stated, “Nothing exists in state or federal law that prohibits the discussion of creationism or Intelligent Design theory in the classroom. Let’s encourage open and honest discussion of all theories so students can learn to think critically and, with their parents’ guidance, develop their own worldview.”

The Thumb notes that there are copious legal reasons not to teach creationism in the classroom.

This sounds like the low level bombing in the no-fly zone which preceded the Shock and Awe of Operation Iraqi Distraction: Electric Genital Boogaloo. If they pack that committee, expect to see more action in OK.
"It's a Scandal! It's an Outrage!" by Chorus & Joseph Buloff from the album Oklahoma! (Original New York Cast Recording) (2000, 3:16).