Imagine that you are running for the State Board of Education, and you receive a questionnaire from a science organization trying to get a feel for your positions on issues important to them. Here’s the first question:
1. As a State Board of Education member, which of the following organizations would you trust to inform your decision-making in regards to science? Check all that apply.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science _____
- The Intelligent Design Network ____
- The National Academies of Science _____
- The Discovery Institute ____
- The American Institute of Biological Sciences _____
- Answers in Genesis ____
- The National Science Teachers Association _____
- The Institute for Creation Research _____
This shouldn’t be at all hard. Take your time.
Now if you’re anything like me, you would have checked off a, c, e, and g.
Compare your answers against those given by candidates for the Kansas State Board of Education. I don’t think I would want to vote for Kathy Martin or Dennis Hedke.