Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Dover schools to teach human cloning!

The bucolic little town of Dover, Pennsylvania, that gained international notoriety as the first school district to foist Intelligent Design Creationism on its science students, and suffered an overwhelming and embarassing loss in the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover, was back in the news with an unbelievable new effort to teach human cloning in biology class.

"What did you do in school today, Timmy?"
"I made a clone of that red-haired girl that I like so much, Mommy."

It would appear that some of the local whackos have gotten so wound up for rabid wanking from the excitement of the Intelligent Design anti-science crusade that they are ready to leap to new heights of stupidity. No, you befuddled halfwits and rubes, high school biology labs are not to become Castles Frankenstein in which your children will practice the Chthonic arts; once again, you were confused by your ignorance:
School board president Bernadette Reinking said school officials met with parents and heard their concerns; some parents were confused by the language in the curriculum and thought human cloning was being taught in classes.
Now, could it be possible that the parents did not really believe their kids would practice how to clone little red-haired girls in their labs, but were concerned that their little darlings might be taught that such things as clones exist, and that scientists have been engaged in cloning? And (
shudder) humans might be cloned just as sheep and pigs are? Ah, the old war goes on--cover your ears, squeeze shut your eyes, and scream "la-la-la-la...!"--struggle to avoid reality, hold fast to your fantasies, and make a big, tall wish that your children do not leave your nest of ignorance.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Donna said...

Dear Mark,

I like your blog. I discovered you at Unscrewing the Inscrutable. I've added you to my blogroll. I hope that's okay with you. I'd love it if you'd add me to yours.

Cheers,

Donna

7:41 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Thank you, donna--done.

8:46 PM  

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