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Well, it appears that someone finally figured out that banning something would only make people more curious about it; too bad they didn't think about that before suggesting it. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, as the saying goes. The assistance from Jimmy C. probably helped move the wheels along.

Kathy Cox backs down on evolution in Georgia schools

I posted on her attempt to remove the term from Georgia textbooks here.


7:47pm addendum: Carl Zimmer weighed in as well. I heard him on NPR tonight. Fascinating stuff on the way ancient philosophers and scientists viewed the brain's functions.

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hokiegirl1
Feb. 5th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)
When I first heard about this on CNN I thought it had to be a joke, but alas, it wasn't. I mean, come on - what happens if kids don't know anything about evolution and then move to another state and someone mentions it and the kid has to go "huh? what's that?"

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