Evolution trial in Kansas-Round Up
You can't make this stuff up!
TOPEKA (reg req.) One of the state school board members leading hearings into possible changes to the teaching of evolution said Friday that she had not read the standards under scrutiny. Martin, who said she had doubts about evolution, said many of the science standards proposed by the majority were too technical for her to read thoroughly. She said she had read most of the minority report. I scan, she said. I'm not a word-for-word reader. Pedro Irigonegaray, a Topeka lawyer who is defending the way science is currently taught, berated witnesses who admitted that they had not read the standards they were criticizing.
John Calvert, an intelligent-design proponent from Lake Quivira, is leading the fight against the way evolution is taught. He said the minority report has references to the other standards, and that it was wholly disingenuous (for Irigonegaray) to badger these witnesses because they have not read the four corners of the document. Irigonegaray responded, It's the least they can do for Kansas children.
Sadly, No! says: The Creationist Clown Show Marches On
Most large scientific and educational organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Teachers' Association, dismiss intelligent design and creationism as nonscientific religious arguments. When that point was made Friday, several witnesses responded by saying those groups are led by atheists.
Redstate Rabble is on the scene blogging about the trial: Painting Themselves Into a Corner
Pharyngula says: Here's where to find out what's going on in Kansas
The Poor Man scores huge laughs with FOX Schools SAT's 2015
Thoughts From Kansas says: Welcome Eschatonians!
and The Hearings which is a very detailed account of what's going on.
Brett Rasmussen says: Reagan Blasts Intelligent Design
I'll try to keep the round up going, but its obvious that these ID'ers can't even make a blemish on a lone lawyer, who has no real expertise in biology.