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Monday, January 31, 2011

Retired science teacher wants Darwinism banninated

A friend worries that this won’t help the cause of science education:
A retired science teacher believes the teaching of evolution is "bad science" and has asked a federal court to declare it illegal to teach the subject in public schools.

Tom Ritter, a former physics and chemistry teacher of over 10 years, filed a lawsuit earlier this month against evolution in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the same court that ruled that teaching of intelligent design in public schools is unconstitutional.

Ritter told The Christian Post this week that he didn't pay too much attention to biology before, but now in retirement he saw problems that he couldn't overlook any longer.

"It kind of got to be like picking a scab," he said.

In his one-page brief and one-page suit, Ritter argues that the Blue Mountain School District in Orwigsburg, Penn., is an illegal body because it teaches evolution.

A local resident, Ritter wants the district to stop collecting taxes from him until such teaching is halted. This is one scheme in his plan to get rid of public schools altogether, which he considers to be a waste of taxpayer dollars.
I agree that Darwinism, as fronted to students, is a screaming scandal, based on evidence issues. That said, it’s not about one guy’s taxes.

I should stop paying my taxes due to the City of Toronto’s idiotic handling of garbage issues.

Seriously, it takes more than a gadfly to restore the priority of evidence over theory.

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