Steve Case introduces the committee and reads the official definition of the science standards.
We will be transcribed.
Sixty people signed up to talk.
Mainstream Coalition member: Relativity never held physicists back.
KCFS: ID proposals are disingenuous.
Science teacher at Catholic school: Specific critiques of changes, Catholics have no beef w/ evolution.
Parent: Evolution a fact not theory. If children become doctors, will they be moral? People who believe in evolution will commit murder ad lib.
Third generation elementary teacher: Don’t forbid me from letting my students talk about origins.
Science teacher: Don’t redefine science. “Viewpoint discrimination.” Minority report has viewpoint discrimination.
Former biology student (75 years old): Very concerned about old dispute and this new one. “Debate isn’t allowed in evolution.” “Why aren’t you cleaning up the books?” (re: Haeckel’s drawings)
Former science teacher: “Fairness.” “IDers: Will you let us in? Don’t let them.” “If ID is factual, that will be born out, scientists won’t keep it down.”
Pat Hayes, (Red state rabble): Influenza pandemic. How did flu evolve? Question of obvious value.
Parent of biology “orgasmic, organismic biologist”: Evolution not science.
Some dude: Our children could test evolution for real. Fossil record is incomplete. Blah, blah, blah.
Parent of four: “Evolution not a fact.” “No religion in science class.” “ID can be taught as science.” Good speaker.
Biology teacher, Kansas Families United for Education: Science is not a democracy. Natural phenomenon important. DNA a good example of how science works. Creationism advocates have undermined teacher discipline.
Genocide not from Nazism, from nihilism. Bullshit, fucking asshole.
“I’m a biology teacher and evolution is still a theory.”
Ms. TfK: “How can we still have millions of opinions on evolution?” “These people are stupid.”