The Darwinist thought cops in Idaho are at it again. A while back it was the president of University of Idaho issuing a dictum banning the discussion of intelligent design from science courses. (See here, here and here) Now the Idaho Science Teachers Association has put its big hairy foot down and forbidden its teachers from discussing intelligent design in science classes.
Now a local newspaper writer has skewered the ISTA for its incredible open-mindedness.
Writes Ed Iverson:
But our government schools will suffer no alternative to the doctrine of evolutionary Darwinism. This is because evolutionary Darwinism effectively functions as the educrats’ approved religion. Questioning Darwinism affects the National Science Teachers Association in the same way that drawing cartoons of Mohammed affects militant Islam. KABOOM!
Evolutionists don’t own the facts. What they own is a “story.” Any facts not fitting their story are ignored or defined away. Any investigator putting together a different story is defined as a religionist and cast out of the fraternity. By the use of these and many other stratagems, science is kept pure and kids aren’t confused by controversial alternatives.
One wonders what sort of punishment will be meted out to the poor science teacher that has the temerity to answer a student’s question about intelligent design.