Tuesday, April 06, 2004


An open mind? Not Georgia evolutionists who sued over a textbook sticker:
A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit against a school district's practice of posting disclaimers inside science textbooks saying evolution is "a theory, not a fact."...

The lawsuit argues that the disclaimer restricts the teaching of evolution, promotes and requires the teaching of creationism and discriminates against particular religions.

The sticker reads: "This textbook contains material on evolution. 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."

Yes, you can see the Scripture all over that notice. We certainly don't want to encourage students to have an open mind, study carefully or consider anything critically in a science class!
But you see, the sticker might make someone actually *gasp!* think about alternatives to evolution:
[Judge Cooper] noted that while the disclaimer has no biblical reference, it encourages students to consider alternatives other than evolution. The judge found that the disclaimer could have the effect of advancing or inhibiting religion.

That's about like saying that paving roads encourages religion because people drive to church on them.

I suppose open minds, careful study and critical thinking are so frightening to evolutionists because it's been so long since they tried them.

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