Kansas And Creationism Redux


Today, the good citizens of Kansas will have an opportunity to turn out the creationist idiots who run the Kansas Board of Education. As the Washington Post reports:

Evolution's defenders, working to defeat Kansas Board of Education members who oppose modern Darwinian theory, are challenging three incumbent Republican conservatives and the political heir to a fourth in Tuesday's primary.

A shift of two seats to moderate Republicans—or to Democrats—in November almost certainly would lead to a reversal of state science standards celebrated by many religious conservatives and reviled by the scientific establishment.

Here's hoping that common sense triumphs in Kansas today.

For an explanation of what motivates creationists, see my reports from the Creation Mega-Conference: "Creation Summer Camp," here; "The Myth of Millions of Years", here; and, "God Said It, That Settles It," here.