Thursday, February 01, 2007

More evolution proof?
Of all people, state republican senators are proposing - of all things - more money for education in - of all subjects - science and math. The conservative Christian republicans in Kentucky are not known for either funding education or holding much truck with science, but there they were, touting bills that would boost science education in Kentucky public high schools. The bills would create $10,000 grants for schools that start advanced placement classes in calculus, physics and chemistry and reward teachers as much as $10,000 per year if their students do well on tests in those subjects. The goal is to create some new nerds for the information age, as opposed to the current program of preparing kids to sell information-age nerds their Sobe Adrenaline Rush and their Axe Body Spray. Combined with President Bush's straight-faced State-of-the-Union acknowledgement of global warming and call for Americans to conserve gasoline, the Frankfort science bills might indicate that evolution is happening even faster than the Intelligent Designer planned. It's all enough to make dyspeptic Baptist Al Mohler – who's called for Christians to abandon public schools - pop a lung vein.