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August 24, 2006

The Continuing Monkey Wars

The New York Times is reporting today that evolutionary biology has been removed from the list of acceptable fields of study that are eligible for low-income federal grants.  [See story here]  Although the Department of Education claims that it was a clerical error, albeit an extraordinarily convenient one (given the Administration's beliefs about science), the omission is deeply troubling.  The error, no doubt, will be quickly corrected.  But it can be chalked up as one more instance of this Administration's scientific illiteracy and its seeming desire to impose that disability on the Nation.  For an excellent book on this subject, see Chris Mooney's "The Republican War on Science."
-- DLF

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Our current Administration carries high the standard of traditonal American anti-intellectualism. As in the past, this American trait is most often the offspring of Christain fundmentalism.

Posted by: Gene | Aug 28, 2006 3:55:16 PM

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