Evolution, science, and ignorance

If you have a PhD in science, you may speak about science curriculum and theories. If you have a PhD in theology, you may speak about religious curriculum and doctrine. People who fit either or both descriptions are welcome to talk with each other. If you are some schmuck without an advanced degree in science or religion, you may sit down and shut the frack up. And listen. Because you do not have the science or theological knowledge, nor the critical thinking skills, to be in this debate. Shhh. Listen.

Now Texas is joining the group of states that should be told to “feel free to flee” the Union if they insist on devaluing education and science. Mobs don’t determinine curricula; those who know what the hell they’re talking about do. In science class we teach science. In theology class we teach theology. In English class we teach English. If you want me to teach computer programming in my English classes, I will. But code ain’t in English, and science simply isn’t subject to the same principles that faith is. Whole different ball of wax.

Texas isn’t going all Kansas on us, but it’s not looking good, either…

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3 thoughts on “Evolution, science, and ignorance

  1. ck, I thought you were offering us all double shots of “make the kids go away” in our cups of “shut the frack up!”

    is that offer off the table? because if I can’t handle my family *and* I’m not allowed into the creationism/evolution/pretendscience debate, I need me some adult beverages.

    (btw, for the record, I stole Jon Stewart’s “oh, you xyzabc? Can I offer you a hot cup of shut the fuck up?” from last week’s show. Not about evolution. About Cheney. Fits, though.)

  2. Oh god. Really? Let’s just thow in some relgious classes in so we don’t have to do it in science, and then maybe we can all be tolerant of each other AND we can leave the religion out of the science classroom. Honestly.

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