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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

A Not So Intelligent Bill?

While we are on the topic of politics -- the news media, except for Fox (of course!), is dominated by the discussion -- I thought readers would be interested to know that the parental notification initiative for abortion failed here in California. I think it was a vote of confidence on the part of parents that their teenagers would, indeed, tell them if they were pregnant.

Also, two different school boards -- one in Pennsylvania and the other in Kansas -- gave different views on the Intelligent Design debate. In Dover, Pennsylvania, voters ousted Republican school board members who favored reading a short statement to 9th graders on "intelligent design," or, in essence, the biblical story of creationism before learning about evolution. In Kansas, the board of education approved science standards for public schools that cast doubt on the theory of evolution.

Hey, we already trail many Asian countries in teaching math and science to our youth. Let's not let politics get in the way of our self-destruction.

-Elisa

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