Joined: Mar. 2007
|Quote (carlsonjok @ Feb. 22 2009,13:55)|
|> Kansas SBOE - evolutionists removed criticisms of eugenics and the Tuskegee syphilis experiments from the science standards. West implies they are hiding something and asks "Who are the real extremists?" Albatrossity of Jack Krebs, care to comment regarding the real reason?|
Jack Krebs responded to this on PT when West first made the accusation in 2007:
|The Board was not “deleting” this statement. The Board was replacing the entire set of standards written by the IDists with the standards written by the duly-appointed committee, and we on the committee never even considered a sentence like the one inserted by the IDists. We didn’t edit or revise the old ID standards, deleting this and adding that - we just ignored the ID standards and went back to the standards we were writing before the ID folks were allowed to take over. |
There are two things about this that upset me. The first is the implication that we on the committee and on the state Board, because we are “evolutionists,” are somehow supportive of the above “violations of human dignity” but don’t want students to know about them. This is insulting, and shows how low the DI will go to stir up divisive and hateful emotions.
Secondly, this illustrates again that the ID movement has no shame in abusing the educational system for their own purposes. It should be clear that if the topics mentioned belong in standards of any kind, they belong in social studies standards, not science standards. Throughout this whole affair, and repeatedly in other states, the anti-evolutionists are using the educational system as a convenient vehicle for their cultural agenda, and our children don’t deserve this.