By LARRY TAYLOR
Published on: 12/21/06
Once again, the potent combination of a liberal judge and the deep pockets of the American Civil Liberties Union have proved too much to overcome.
The Cobb County Board of Education showed great courage in its attempt to introduce reason and compromise into the heated evolution debate, but the forces of intolerance have once again emerged victorious in their quest to stifle all dissent of Darwinian orthodoxy. Any hopes that the students of Cobb would ever be given the opportunity to approach the subject critically and with an open mind are effectively dashed with this settlement.
This case was never about questioning evolution. It was about making sure it was taught honestly, fairly, accurately and completely Ã¢â‚¬â€œ all of which the current textbooks fail to do. Any informed person knows that evolution occurs; we observe it happening in the world around us. But the idea that this naturally occurring phenomenon can fully explain the origin, complexity and diversity of life on earth is still highly controversial, even among scientists.
Sadly, Cobb students will remain pathetically uninformed that a debate even exists. Worse, they will not be informed that their textbooks contain outdated, inaccurate and in some cases, outright fraudulent information about evolution.
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