Is this news? Or should I say, “Kentucky — what did you expect?”
The school superintendent for Hart County has seen the end-of-course test for Biology, and he’s shocked. So much evolution. Is this really what we want? Is it the right thing to do?
“I have a deep concern about the increased emphasis on the evolution content required,” [Ricky D.] Line wrote. “After carefully reviewing the Blueprint, I find the increase is substantial and alarming.”
Line contends that the Blueprint essentially would “require students to believe that humans … evolved from primates such as apes and … were not created by God.”
Before we argue over what students eventually believe, I’ll say that Biology just happens to be Biology. To paraphrase a better scientist, nothing in it makes sense except in the light of evolution. There’s no way to get a grasp on one without the other. It would be like trying to teach students to be doctors while embargoing the topic of respiration.
“My argument is, do we want our children to be taught these things as facts? Personally, I don’t,” Line said. “I don’t think life on earth began as a one-celled organism. I don’t think that all of us came from a common ancestor … I don’t think the Big Bang theory describes the explanation of the origin of the universe.”
You think your personal beliefs suddenly matter? And you are . . who? A school prophet or a bureaucrat? The growing narcissism of Christians is dumbfounding. I don’t dictate your sermons, Ricky, and I’m wise enough not to be your pastor.
But, from your comments, you’re a schools chief seeking to block the teachings of a number of fields of science, including Biology, Physics and Astronomy. You oppose curiosity, rational thought, and intellectual development. As it would be with any science illiterate superintendent, you must be fired (tarred and feathered, even better).
Centuries of hard work by millions of people, all to develop these robust disciplines we know as science. What’s the result? Americans are living better, longer lives than ever before. But because of Ricky’s personal feelings, he would professionally block Hart County students from knowing about any of it.
Why do you hate America, Ricky?