Thursday, August 14, 2008

More Judicial Folly...


"...A federal judge says the University of California can deny course credit to applicants from Christian high schools whose textbooks declare the Bible infallible and reject evolution.

Rejecting claims of religious discrimination and stifling of free expression, U.S. District Judge James Otero of Los Angeles said UC's review committees cited legitimate reasons for rejecting the texts - not because they contained religious viewpoints, but because they omitted important topics in science and history and failed to teach critical thinking..." (Read the entire article)

Wow. I would have been screwed. I went to a school Judge Otero would consider a paradox --a private college prep school that was also a Christian high school that declared the Bible infallible and rejected 'the "Big Bang" theory. What's sad to me is this guy is a federal judge and can't grasp the idea that even though Creationism is taught as what happened --the study of evolution (etc.) wasn't omitted. Personally, I would contend anyone that chooses to believe the reproductive, digestive and endocrine systems (not to mention the food chain) happened because of an explosion somewhere in space needs to re-examine their powers of critical thinking...

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