Friday, March 18, 2011

Hold Your Nose & Vote

April 5 is election day, which falls on a Tuesday this year. For those forgetful or truant voters, Tuesday can be easily remembered as the day before Wednesday, hump day. Which brings to your LakeCountyEye's mind the Arabian proverb about the camel's nose:
If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow.
Discerning operatives will discern in this little fable the Theory of Evolution writ large: No sooner does the nose of the camel sneak into the tent will it slowly but surely evolve into an enormous, spitting camel. Discerning operatives who discern a lede for another update to the LakeCountyEye Creationism-Tote-Board™ are two for two.

In this case the camel's nose is a candidate who wants to be inside the metaphorical tent that would be the Stevenson High School Board. According to the Daily Herald, school board candidate Charles Cardella ...
said he believes "any type of scientific theory" has strengths and weaknesses. Science has changed since Darwin's time, he said. "Why shouldn't students be informed — taught — about what we've learned (since then)?" he said. "Not everything in the theory is right. Not everything in the theory is bulletproof."
Stevenson candidate talks about the "strengths and weaknesses" of evolution
And doubtless there is no better way to examine its shortcomings than to compare and contrast the Theory of Evolution with a pseudo-scientific theory pulled from the theological grab-bag -- like Creationism. Your LakeCountyEye can note however that while not bulletproof, an enormous, spitting camel is capable of leaving an equivalent mess.

Checking the tote board, there are now seven -- possibly eight -- public high schools in Lake County retrofitted to teach Creationism.

The 2011-2012
School Year:
Countdown to Creationism
Creationist On Board
Creationist Not On Board
Creationist Conceivably On Board
Antioch High School
Barrington High School
Deerfield High School
Grant High School
Grayslake High School
Highland Park High School
Lake Forest High School
Lake Zurich High School
Lakes Community High School
Libertyville High School
Stevenson High School
Mundelein High School
North Chicago High School
Round Lake High School
Vernon Hills High School
Warren High School
Wauconda High School
Waukegan High School
Zion-Benton High School

Look for your LakeCountyEye in the faculty parking lot, with Joe Camel.

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