Thursday, January 11, 2007

This is too close to home.

When they won't teach evolution in Kansas, well, that's far away.

When they aren't allowed to show An Inconvenient Truth in my home state, well, that makes me mad.
"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who also said that he believes the Earth is 14,000 years old. "The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is. ... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD."

Frosty doesn't believe in global warming?

Al Gore is not a schoolteacher, but neither are you, Mr. Hardison. The teacher is. And he/she gets to make the decision of how to present this issue. And it's not an "issue." It's a fact. The earth is getting warmer. The argument isn't whether human beings are responsible. The only remaining scientific argument is over how much we are responsible.

They want "the other side" taught, but as the movie's producer puts it, "there is no other side to science." Mr. Hardison's arguments have no basis in the truth. He has a right to his political and religious views, but he cannot change viable fact.

The article talks about how scientists have grown to accept the premises of global warming pretty damned universally. To not teach it in a biology or earth science class would be malpractice. Shame on the Federal Way District for capitulating.

1 comment:

tommyspoon said...

The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up...

A question for Frosty: When did Christianity become a death cult?

There's a reason why this nutjob doesn't want "An Inconvenient Truth" show in schools: he's afraid that the Rapture won't come soon enough!