This time they are burning books in Portland.
Read the last paragraph of this resolution adopted by the Portland School Board.
Because the suppression of doubt or skepticism is the foundation of any good science education. Right?
As Robert Tracinski reports:
Actually, the story is even worse than what conservative news sites have reported. It’s not just that Portland banished from its schools any active denial of catastrophic, man-made global warming; it’s that they banished any language that implies the smallest amount of doubt. Bill Bigelow, a former teacher now working for the activist group that pushed this resolution, explained its rationale in testimony to the school board:
“Bigelow said PPS’ science textbooks are littered with words like ‘might,’ ‘may,’ and ‘could’ when talking about climate change. ‘Carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles, power plants and other sources, may contribute to global warming,’ he quotes Physical Sciencepublished by Pearson as saying. ‘This is a section that could be written by the Exxon public relations group and it’s being taught in Portland schools.’”
Well, at least Nick Matzke will be proud.
Climate change alarmism is a religion, and these particular religionists will brook no doubt of their sacred doctrines.