The “e word”

If anyone doubts that there is a “War on Science” in the United States just read The Missing Link article from the Arkansas Times. A teacher at a “science education institution that serves several Arkansas public school districts” explained to the author of the article…

Teachers at his facility are forbidden to use the ‘e-word’? (evolution) with the kids. They are permitted to use the word ‘adaptation’? but only to refer to a current characteristic of an organism, not as a product of evolutionary change via natural selection. They cannot even use the term ‘natural selection’?

This teacher is also a geologist. He explains…

I am instructed NOT to use hard numbers when telling kids how old rocks are. I am supposed to say that these rocks are VERY VERY OLD … but I am NOT to say that these rocks are thought to be about 300 million years old.â€?

It’s not just happening in Arkansas. This type of thinking (rejecting science for whatever reason) is alive and well in the MSM. Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” George Will gave us a bizarre “science lesson” on Global Warming. Crooks and Liars has the video. Update: Perhaps George Will should read Why global warming is not natural in the Sunday Times.

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