Tuesday, May 17, 2005
From Kansas to India
What the good folks at the Hindustan
Times have to say about teaching evolution in Kansas
There was widespread apprehension among America's liberals and scientists that God is being brought into the country's classrooms by the supporters of the concept of an "intelligent designer", who argue that the world had to have been designed by a particularly smart designer, possibly God.
At the centre of the trials is Steve Abrams, a veterinarian and Republican, who among other things believes that earth is only 5,000 years old, a view propagated by Christian conservatives, as opposed to 4.5 billion years as argued by scientists.
Since we longer allow barbers to practice medicine, perhaps it's time to stop allowing vets to practice biology. Particularly ones who appear to take ready advantage of easy access to powerful animal tranquilizers.