Will it Become Unlawful to Think Critically?
The legality of disclaimers in biology textbooks will be decided by a U.S. District Court in Atlanta, Georgia. A judge will hear the case Nov. 8 about stickers the Cobb County school board put in the books that say, “This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered.”
Lawyers who sued the school board over these stickers claim that the statement “restricts the teaching of evolution, promotes and requires the teaching of creationism and discriminates against particular religions.”
The claim that the sticker restricts the teaching of evolution, requires the teaching of creationism or discriminates against particular religions should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered, unless the courts make it against the law to do so, at which time all students must assimilate into the Charlie Borg.