In Florida, the talk about ID science might be over for a while in the Polk school district, reports the Tampa Bay Online website.
I’ve already stated my view on this, that evolution should be taught (fully taught, meaning the strengths and weaknesses) and that it might not be a good time to introduce ID science to public schools. That said, the reason that the Polk district is backing off is not due to anything more than being bullied by the Darwinists.
What happened? You can start with the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster…They deluged Polk school board members with e-mail demanding equal time for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism’s version of intelligent design.
Yes, the Darwinista decided that the best tactic would be to hound the school board members into submission with a deluge of emails. This is quite possibly harassment, but what else would one expect from the Darwinists and their bankrupt idea? Their only recourse is to use intimidation tactics to prop up their failed theory.
At least the board members seem to be taking the high road amidst all this.
Lofton, a former geometry teacher with a master’s degree in mathematics and one of the pro-intelligent design board members, said she has no interest in engaging with the Pastafarians or anyone else seeking to discredit intelligent design.
She describes herself as secure in her beliefs. “I’m a Christian. I personally believe that the Bible is inerrant truth and the word of God.”
With that in mind, is it worth quitting over the forced teaching of Darwinian evolution as the only scientifically accepted explanation of the development of life?
Lofton says no. There’s been no talk by any other board member of taking such a stand. In fact, there seems to be great eagerness simply to return to the day-to-day work of running a school district with 90,000 students.
“My job is about a whole lot more than a handful of standards in science,” Lofton said. “We face issues that make that issue pale in comparison.”
Good for Lofton and the other board members. If only the Darwinists could behave with as much civility.