The E-Word In Arkansas

“I am instructed NOT to use hard numbers when telling kids how old rocks are,” says an Arkansas geologist and science teacher. “I am supposed to say that these rocks are VERY VERY OLD … but I am NOT to say that these rocks are thought to be about 300 million years old.” That and many other absurdities as reported by the Arkansas Times. The Times also reports that “several Arkansas public school districts” have intentionally crippled their science education and have purged the e-word “evolution” from their vocabulary. So these fifth-grade kids are growing up without a real science education. The Soviet Union set itself back decades with its fetish for Lysenkoism, which subverted genetics via political propaganda. It looks like here in the U.S. we’re continuing to subvert science education via religious propaganda — and our children are the real losers.

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