reading books such as flat earthers are a weird bunch of lunatics, but why even care?
well, as soon as you enter the U.S., things start to look different. today, the NYT reports about a texas teacher being fired for supporting evolution. if it weren't so sad, it would be an excellent joke. thinking about grown adults supporting the idea of creationism and passing that kind of idiocy on to children really makes me cringe, but here it happens, and it is discussed with an earnestness that is discomforting. here is the core sentence from the article, stating the reason why she got fired:
She acknowledged forwarding to a local online community an e-mail message from the National Center for Science Education, a pro-evolution group, about a talk in Austin on Nov. 2 by Barbara Forrest, a professor of philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University, a co-author ofInside Creationism's Trojan Horseand an expert witness in the landmark 2005 case that ruled against the teaching of intelligent design in the Dover, Pa., schools.
you just gotta love the concept of a
pro-evolution group! that says quite a bit about the state of affairs around here...