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12/07/05 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi

Again in one of my alumni magazines this one in context with the Kansas vote to teach intelligent design creationism:

On the decision by the Cobb County, Georgia school district to put stickers on biology textbooks asserting that evolution is theory, not fact:

"This is not just a shot across the bow of modern scientific thought; it's a body blow right smack in the middle of our double helix."

---in the Seattle Times by Huntington F. Williard,
director of Duke's Institute for Genome Siences & Policy and Cleveland's former President of University Hospitals Research Institute and co-founder of Athersys.

We don't find many around here anymore that come up with quotes like that and are picked up nationally. That is if you don't include the blogs.

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Comment from: jean [Visitor]
jean
Perhaps when the following occurs:

As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

. . .evolution as "theory not fact" is the end result.
12/07/05 @ 21:06