The Ham Hock of Liberty

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Some Good News

Well, apparently there's still some sanity left in the Heartland(tm):

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) - Conservative Republicans who pushed for criticism of evolution in Kansas classrooms lost control of the state school board as moderates scored a narrow victory in a primary election on Tuesday.

The shake-up came after the Kansas State Board of Education voted 6-4 in November to approve new science standards that local and national science groups charged were a product of religious zealotry because they challenged Darwin's theory. Teachers and scientists joined with moderate and liberal political action groups to campaign for the ouster of the conservatives and return to teaching what they consider conventional science.

To paraphrase Bill Clinton, I guess there's nothing so wrong with Kansas that it can't be fixed by what's right with Kansas.


  • I guess my Flying Spaghetti Monster Kansas Museum of Science (depicting people riding dinosaurs) can be retired.

    By Blogger tomdurkin, at 9:22 AM  

  • t-shirt, that is

    By Blogger tomdurkin, at 10:00 AM  

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