Why “You Evolved, Darnit!” Is Bad Ed. Policy
Categories : Education, Intelligent Design, Darwinism, Constitution
Editor : LeeBowman
published: vendredi 26 janvier 2007 3:12:10
Do you believe in ‘individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace’? These are some of the CATO Institute’s principles, and if you agree, then you may well agree with Andrew J. Coulson’s latest pronouncement regarding mandated school policies, not the least of which is prohibiting the mere mention of alternate scientific theories of origins, and not allowing the theory of Darwinian evolution to be questioned in the least.
CATO is a libertarian think tank that promotes individual freedoms, and favors limited government. At least to the degree that federal judges have been allowed to dictate curriculum, I agree with his critique. In a philosophical policy statement, CATO cites the Tenth Amendment, which says that the ‘people’ (or individual states) have that authority, and not the government. Coupled with a proper interpretation of the First Amendment, there just may be a basis for a legal challenge (Dover, et al)
Given that a majority of US citizens at least question Darwinian evolution, it’s really simply a matter of exercising democracy, or is that a thing of the past?! Andrew’s essay: