Wednesday, November 09, 2005

This is the matter with Kansas

In his book What's the Matter with Kansas Thomas Frank did a good job of showing what Democrats had done wrong in Kansas but he never fully explored the antediluvian depths of the fundamentalist revival in the state. Yesterday, the Kansas school board voted not only to abandon evolution and the Enlightenment but science itself.
Among the most controversial changes was a redefinition of science itself, so that it would not be explicitly limited to natural explanations.
As usual Pharyngula has the best coverage of this. And there is more from Scientific American.

Chris Mooney certainly is getting plenty of material lately for a second edition of his superb The Republican War on Science, which I am about halfway through right now.

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