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Sep 10 2013

Give Kentucky a hand

They need all the help they can get — having a festering boil like the Creation “Museum” in their midst is not conducive to a healthy educational system. They’re trying, though, and the Kentucky Senate education committee is poised to approve some Next Generation Science Standards.

But of course, some nitwit has to raise absurd objections to the fact that the standards include material on evolution and climate change, the two big hot button issues for ignorant conservatives. The nitwit also happens to be the chair of the Senate education committee, Mike Wilson.

Yeah, there’s a fundamental problem right there, that the Kentucky senate puts an idiot climate change and evolution denier in charge of education.

How about if you all flood this petition and get the message across that science must be supported in education…in Kentucky and in every state.

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  1. 1
    Paul S

    Done, now is there anything we can do about the crazies on the Texas textbook review board as well?

  2. 2
    =8)-DX

    How about if all the Americans you all flood this petition and get the message across that science must be supported in education…in Kentucky and in every state.

    Nuff said.
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    Ooops.. ok, so it’s world-enabled.. even EU jocks like me can participate. But, I’m guessing that the number of US citizens is the most important.

  3. 3
    Robert B

    Thanks! We expected tomorrow to be procedural, but political games get played.

  4. 4
    maddmatt

    Kentucky also has Bill Nye coming to do the Presidential Lecture down here at Murray State! (sorry I missed you when you came here, PZ)

  5. 5
    Robert B

    Tea Party individuals have been bombarding the offices of the ARRS subcommittee members with blatant misinformation, and plan on being present in force tomorrow. I have been told that over 200 calls went to Rep. Lee, and assume that similar pressure has been put on other members. If you can be present at all, please be there, SIGN IN, and mark that you are there to support the NGSS.

    Among the distortions are the patently false claim that physics is not covered in the standards, which has no basis in reality. The standards include deep and involved discussions of physics and engineering, such that students who only complete the minimum required science education will have a better physics education than I received through high school.

  6. 6
    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    And here I thought lying was against their religion.

    When you consider the conditions needed for species to remain the same, you can see that it’s impossible for evolution not to happen.

    Good luck tomorrow!

  7. 7
    se habla espol

    #6, Markita Lynda—threadrupt,
    10 September 2013 at 6:52 pm (UTC -5)

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    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    10 September 2013 at 6:52 pm (UTC -5)

    And here I thought lying was against their religion.

    FTFY.

  8. 8
    se habla espol

    How did the double blockquote happen, and why didn’t I catch it in preview. WordPress works in mysterious ways…

  9. 9
    scott

    Well, at least kids can learn about science at the library… oh wait, no.

    http://wonkette.com/528024/kentucky-tea-party-will-murder-public-libraries-for-freedom

    Tea Party loons are going to shut those down too.

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