The Gilroy Flat Earth Society will be having its initial meeting
this week at the No-So-Sane Community Center, No Name Drive from
7-10pm. Cookies and milk provided.
“The Gilroy Flat Earth Society will be having its initial meeting this week at the No-So-Sane Community Center, No Name Drive from 7-10pm. Cookies and milk provided.”
I will be circulating this flyer citywide for those people who relish the thought of transgressing science to the middle ages with the Bible as the sole determiner of rational thought processing.
The Dover Area School District, Dover, Pennsylvania requires biology classes to be taught a religious doctrine called intelligent design. The originator of ID, lawyer Phillip E. Johnson, explicitly calls for “ID proponents to obfuscate their religious motivations so as to avoid having ID identified ‘as just another way of packaging the Christian evangelical message.’ ”
Lawyer Johnson’s motivation is clear: “Cultivating ambiguity by employing secular language in arguments which are carefully crafted to avoid overtones of theistic creationism is a necessary first step for ultimately reintroducing the Christian concept of God as the (intelligent) designer.”
I wonder if the Dover School Board will soon require math instructors to teach the mathematical concept of pi (3.141 …) to be changed to 3.0; for biology teachers to inform students that bats are birds, insects have four legs and rabbits chew their cud; and, health educators to mention that an epileptic convulsion is a demonic possession.
For Gilroy’s sake, I hope my Flat Earth Society meeting “falls flat on its face.”
Dale Morejon, Gilroy