Friday, November 11, 2005

Debbie Stafford wants to dumb down science in Colorado schools

Republican legislator Debbie Stafford of Aurora wants to introduce a measure in the next Colorado legislative session to give free rein to teachers who want to push pseudo-scientific alternatives to evolution in Colorado schools. Stafford makes the following claim:
"There are over 50 scientific journals and periodicals that have already published information on intelligent design..."
This would be big news, if it were true. In fact, a quick Google search for "peer review" "intelligent design" turns up only a handful of possible candidate articles, and all of those have been roundly criticized and refuted by the mainstream scientific community.

I wish legislators like Stafford would stop spreading misinformation and promoting ignorance in our public schools. It's hard enough for our kids to get a decent education as it is.

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