Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Science police

Weren't we just talking about the Gatekeepers pulling out all the stops to dictate What The Masses May Know?

Some science organization won't even set foot in Louisiana for their annual convention due to that freedom of knowledge act Bobby Jindal signed into law last year.

Note that this law says nothing about Evolution vs. Intelligent Design. It only ensures new theories in any scientific field be allowed a hearing.

Last I checked, academic openness was at the core of science. And this group's reaction -- which reportedly goes beyond the origins debate to the Gatekeepers' fear of challenges to the doctrinal orthodoxy of Global Warming -- only proves my earlier statement on Academia representing the modern equivalent of those who wanted to shut Galileo up.


Anonymous said...

"Supplemental textbooks," eh, Splash? Hmmm-mmmmm, Splash? I wonder just what these "supplemental textbooks" are, pray tell? --CI Photog

Splash said...

That isn't the point. The point is that no one group should be allowed to wholly dictate what kids are taught at taxpayer expense.

And as I said, they're also concerned someone might dare to challenge them on other issues like Global Warming.

If one community prefers a different take on ANY subject for THEIR kids for ANY REASON -- last I checked, the Constitution was there to ensure the principle of self-determination -- they have the right to implement it regardless of what Dr. Dipshit says 100 miles away from the blessed isolation of his 5x5 basement office under the Student Union.

And this law ensures the same for any left-leaning community. Do you really have a problem with families determining their own community education destiny?

It's called personal freedom, much as you big city libs may hate the notion of people doing as they see fit.

K said...

It's high time someone started a movement for the separation of school and state.

Just as important, as it turns out, as the separation of church and state.

Mrs. P said...

Sadly, it's no use quoting the Constitution anymore Splash. The conditions pre-requisite to its proper use and function barely exist anymore:

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

That's John Adams, creationist framer of the Constitution.

Take away morality, take away faith, and the Constitution is helpless and we're all screwed. Adams is being proved more right every day.

Nowadays the only things that qualify as unconstitutional are bans on abortion, gay marriage, prostitution, marijuana...