Saturday, November 26, 2005

Knock, knock

Q: Whose there?
A: *silence*

From the San Jose Mercury News - Evolution site under fire

"Operators of a University of California-Berkeley Web site that is designed to help teachers teach evolution are being sued by a California couple who say the site improperly strays into religion."

The claim that the site strays into religion is based on the link to information provided here by the National Center for Science Education - Statements from Religious Organizations.

The rest of the story is here.

4 comments:

Harvey said...

I'm just baffled by this couple's inability to distinguish between an informational hyperlink and endorsement of the linked site's contents.

Sad.

MathCogIdiocy said...

That's just one of the things that baffled me. It seems like we're so busy being politically correct in the schools, that we've forgotten to teach basic thinking skills.

Teresa said...

That is the unfortunate result of being a zealot. Protesting every little thing without regard to its use or validity. People like that are annoying... but very destructive in the process because they cause all kinds of time to be wasted for absolutely nothing.

MathCogIdiocy said...

Well now the courts get to waste time. Of course I tend to be a bit of a zealot on the subject of evolution, but I'm not going out and suing people I think deserve a Darwin award.