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Jason Spaceman

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 20 2008,16:53   

Butteville school board exploring intelligent design

By Jeff Knebel
Mount Shasta Area Newspapers
Wed Aug 20, 2008, 01:49 PM PDT

Weed, Calif. - Butteville Union Elementary School District trustees, as well as school administrators, are considering adding “intelligent design” to the school’s seventh-grade science curriculum.
In a discussion on an information/action agenda item, “Evolution versus Intelligent Design Taught in the Classroom,” during the district’s board meeting last Wednesday, trustees agreed to seek legal counsel regarding the issue.
“I think this will be a big issue in the Supreme Court before long,” said board president Stephen Darger, a practicing attorney and former police officer. “Maybe it will be with this school.”. . .

. . .Darger said that in order to legally teach intelligent design in a public school the subject would have to remain entirely secular and only offer possible explanations for what evolution cannot explain.
He cited a decision nearly 20 years ago in the case of Edwards v. Aguillar, where the Supreme Court concluded that “teaching a variety of scientific theories about the origins of humankind to school children might be validly done with the clear secular intent of enhancing the effectiveness of science instruction.”
In recent years many scientists have developed issues surrounding Darwinism and are uncovering evidence that is contradicting  certain aspects of the widely accepted theory, Darger said
“The key problem is that [intelligent design] isn’t viewed as an accepted scientific theory,” he said. “This isn’t an issue of creation versus evolution, and it’s not pointed toward religion. Intelligent design can help explain the problems with Darwinism and introduce ideas about life’s origins beyond evolution.”

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 20 2008,17:11   


Erasmus, FCD

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 20 2008,17:19   

in Weed, California.

Arden?  you naughty little man.  have you been slumming again?

You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

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I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 20 2008,20:32   

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Aug. 20 2008,15:19)
in Weed, California.

Arden?  you naughty little man.  have you been slumming again?

Weed is one of those bleak little redneck towns* along I-5 way up at the north end of the state. I take no responsibility for that area.

Tho frankly I would have predicted that some Central Valley hellhole like Red Bluff or Oildale would have tried this first.

(*You know. Those towns filled with people like Erasmus.)

"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus


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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 23 2008,16:17   

I couldn't find any town named "Butteville" it is just the school district name. It appears it serves the Weed CA community for grades K-8. The school district has a whopping total of 152 students for all 9 grades combined. The entire targeted 7th grade class is 15 students which is about 1/3 the size of the AP Bio class I took in high school. My high school (Berkeley High, Berkeley CA) offered about 12 sections of Biology at one level or another each semester. Roughly about 500 students took Biology each year.

Weed seems to be a fairly economically depressed community. Low median income, high unemployment, large proportion living below poverty line.

Doing a google maps on Weed CA and then a search for "church" yields quite a few. Some of them seem fundy.

The board president, Stephen Darger, term ends in 2010.

What is it with retired police officers and ID??


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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 23 2008,16:37   

Well, given that kids are presented with a decision like this to make, what do you expect?


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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 24 2008,16:24   

Quote (dhogaza @ Aug. 23 2008,17:37)
Well, given that kids are presented with a decision like this to make, what do you expect?

Why are the arrows pointing in opposite directions?

We are talking about HaHaHaHafornia, right?

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