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More embarrassment from Georgia officials

Good for Jimmy Carter. I'm glad that the former president has taken a public stand on Superintendent Kathy Cox's numbskulled idea to censor Georgia schoolbooks by prohibiting the use of the word evolution. Carter has a great quote near the end of the article:

"The existing and long-standing use of the word 'evolution' in our state's textbooks has not adversely affected Georgians' belief in the omnipotence of God as creator of the universe," Carter said.

In other words, teaching evolution hasn't stopped kids from praying before algebra tests, nor is that ever likely to happen.

Georgia as a state is already being laughed at by pundits, and rightly so. Hopefully, the ridicule will be enough to quell this nonsense that never should have been suggested in the first place.

It's been 79 years since Tennessee teacher John Scopes was arrested for instructing high school students about evolution. Seems someone needs to sit Cox and her cronies down in front of Inherit the Wind.

. . . actually, that's a great idea. A really nifty idea! It would be cool if we could raise an effort to get everyone to send copies of that movie to the Superintendent's office. Hmmmmmm . . .

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weetanya
Jan. 30th, 2004 03:47 pm (UTC)
woooooooooooooooh!

that does rule. go jimmeh!
pointedview
Jan. 31st, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)
Re:
I really admire how much he's done and accomplished in his time since being president. It's almost like that was a beginning for him, rather than an ending.
sailormur
Jan. 30th, 2004 04:39 pm (UTC)
Jimmy rocks. He should run again. He's got one term left in him...
alladinsane
Jan. 30th, 2004 07:37 pm (UTC)
I knew when Kathy Cox got elected something like this would happen...she was a major holy rolling neo-prohibitionist in the Legislature and I knew when she won this job that she'd pull something like this...::::::sigh:::::
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