Tuesday, February 22, 2011


If there is one thing Lake County can't get enough of, it's pseudo-science. Local voters are jumping at the chance to teach their kids creationism in leaps and bounds. As reported on this blog ...
Creating a Stir
Lake County voters will have an opportunity in April to elect some creationists to their local school boards.

Its proponents portray creationism as a legitimate scientific theory -- an established scientific alternative to the theory of Evolution. If operatives are wondering why anyone would go to the trouble and expense of running for their local school board to get a rival scientific theory on the curriculum, the Daily Herald provides the answer ...
Creationism is the theory that God created the universe and humankind, typically as described in the biblical book of Genesis.
Candidates: Teach creationism in science classes
Creationism of course is code for Religion. And no op need wonder why someone would go to the trouble and expense of running for their local school board to get their Religion on the curriculum.

With creationism being taught in the schools, ha ha, don't expect your kid to get into Harvard Medical. Not if that kid writes on their SAT exam that the rhinovirus originated from an unguarded sneeze on Noah's Ark.

When creationism does become the established curricula throughout Lake County schools, other pressure groups will be emboldened to pack their own candidates on their school boards to propagate their own special interests. Your LakeCountyEye has polled some of these fringe elements and it's simply a matter of time before seeing any or all of the following ISMs on the curriculum at your school:

Ten More Special Interest Units
Soon to be Taught in Lake County Schools
  1. Rastafarianism

  2. Antidisestablishmentarianism

  3. Know-Nothingism

  4. Yellow Journalism

  5. Magical Realism

  6. Hooliganism

  7. Jingoism

  8. Bushisms

  9. Anachronism

  10. Fanaticism

Now even you can learn somnambulism! Watch for your LakeCountyEye, coming to a neighborhood near you.


DMAC57 said...

If you go back to the original article in the Herald and then read the comments, one individual makes a very valid point....."you can only teach creationism is public school when you can teach evolution in church"

Anonymous said...

Why are the liberals-ACLU-afraid of religion?? Isn't school a time to be taught about different ideas? Isn't our free speech based upon the idea that in free speech, the truth will emerge? The founding fathers never believed that religion would be absent from government, just that the government would not establish A religion.

Barney Baxter said...

hi Anon,
Can I assume you would have no objection to our schools teaching Sharia Law?

Anonymous said...

You are right BB-however there is a limited amount of time to teach, so each would be expansive, but I think it could only help to expose students to all beliefs, then the truth will emerge-or what makes the most sense.

Anonymous said...

woops, each would NOT be expansive-so more studying would have to take place outside of school, if the student was interested.

Barney Baxter said...

hi Anon,
I can't disagree with you. However there are hundreds if not thousands of beliefs. I propose the schools be given the latitude to weed out the nutty beliefs. Like Creationism.