As the New York Times reports, advocates of "intelligent design" -- a code phrase for creationism -- are pushing Kansas toward classroom teaching designed to undermine Darwin's incredibly well-supported theory of evolution.
Unsurprisingly, people testifying in favor of this idiocy -- and the Board of Education member leading the charge -- haven't fully read (KC Star) the proposal. They're apparently taking it on faith.
Meanwhile, India and China and other nations are training young people to understand science and math at levels U.S. kids don't begin to approach. As America fiddles, replacing science with religion, our future may go up in the smoke of self-inflicted ignorance. Our international competitors must be laughing at us.
We are faithless to our children when we put them at such a disadvantage.