The inmates are running the asylum

Per BoingBoing I’ve learned that the county I’ve called home for 13 of my 28 years, the county where I was public-schooled for 7 years, Cobb County, Georgia is fighting to put a warning label on science textbooks.

What is the label, you ask? Here it is:

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.

Are the more religious-minded members of my community so daft to think that this sticker changes anything for the better? At best, they’ve unleashed the wrath of the ACLU. At worst they’ve made me seriously consider Fulton County or, better yet, another state as my next residence.

What’s next? Mathbooks with the same sticker decrying Fermat’s Theory?

And what student doesn’t think critically about scientific information? I nearly bled out my ears trying to understand molar equations. I may not have gotten all the particulars, but I’m fairly confident that an acid plus a base equals a water and a salt, no matter how thin you slice (NaOH + HCL = NaCL + H2O) . I’m also certain beyond a reasonable doubt (or any other) that lifeforms evolve over time.

Go see Talk.Origins for more details.

People, please! Listen to me and listen well: Science is science and Religion is religion and never the twain shall meet. Period.

Please keep your god out of my textbooks and I’ll keep the truth out of your worship hall. God(dess) knows it hasn’t been there in quite some time, if ever.

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