Friday, January 14, 2005

Compromise in Cobb County

Pity the citizens and school board of Cobb County. Just yesterday, a federal judge ruled that they could no longer place the following stickers on school science books: "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.''


I propose a compromise. Allow these stickers to remain on the textbooks as long as the following stickers are placed on all bibles in Cobb County: "This ancient manuscript has been a source of spiritual solace and comfort for millions of people throughout millennia. Please note, however, that it is primarily a compendium of spiritual principles and not a scientific textbook. Please approach this material with an open mind and interpret its teachings with reference to other reputable and current sources of knowledge."


Doesn't that seem like a reasonable compromise to you?


 

2 comments:

Karla said...

Amen to that! A fair compromise indeed!

I wonder how putting the sticker on the books in the first place was supposed to encourage free thinking. Doesn’t the fact that the sticker was placed there indicate that someone is telling you what to think?

Anvilcloud said...

Your comment makes so much sense, which is probably why I didn't think of it.