Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Why Can't We Be the Un-Kansas?

From Madison, WI, where stupid people come to chat, evidence of brilliance:
Creationism or intelligent design could not be taught as science in Wisconsin public schools under a first-of-its-kind proposal announced today by Madison state Rep. Terese Berceau.

Under the bill, only science capable of being tested according to scientific method could be taught as science. Faith-based theories, however, could be discussed in other contexts.

Alan Attie, a biochemistry professor at UW-Madison, said the bill puts Wisconsin on the map in the ongoing controversy over evolution and intelligent design.

"We can be the un-Kansas," Attie said in an interview.
That we need laws to tell us this is … disappointing. That Kansas epitomizes how not to teach science is even worse.