Where Science Fails, Financial Intimidation Wins
|December 21, 2006||Posted by Dave S. under Evolution, Legal, Courts, Laws, Constitution|
The “science” of evolution can’t withstand even mild criticism so they resort to financial intimidation to win the day.
Cobb county, Georgia, didn’t teach evolution at all in their high schools. A few years ago they decided to start teaching it and placed the following sticker in the textbook:
This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered.
The ACLU sued the school district, won in the lower court, the ruling was appealed, and the higher court remanded the case back down to the lower court for a do-over saying the original trial evidence was flawed. Cobb county decided they didn’t have the money to wage the battle over again so they rolled over.
In an agreement announced today, Cobb school officials said they will not order the placement of any “stickers, labels, stamps, inscriptions, or other warnings or disclaimers bearing language substantially similar to that used on the sticker that is the subject of this action.” School officials also agreed not to take other actions that would undermine the teaching of evolution in biology classes.
The “science” of evolution wilts under the mildest of criticism so its heroic defenders resort to legal chicanery to shelter it. Evolution pundits see the Cobb county disposition as a win for science. When “science” has to be shielded from criticism through courtroom theatrics and financial intimidation it’s no win for science. It’s no longer science at that point. It’s indefensible dogma; a sham pretending to be science. This is a sad time for science.