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Jason Spaceman



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 26 2006,01:56   

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Cornelia Dean, New York Times

Thursday, October 26, 2006

In an unusual foray into electoral politics, 75 science professors at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have signed a letter endorsing a candidate for the Ohio Board of Education.

The professors' favored candidate is Tom Sawyer, a former representative and onetime mayor of Akron. They hope Sawyer, a Democrat, will oust Deborah Owens Fink, a leading advocate of curriculum standards that encourage students to challenge the theory of evolution.

Elsewhere in Ohio, scientists also have been campaigning for candidates who support the teaching of evolution and have recruited at least one biologist from out of state to help.

Dr. Lawrence Krauss, a physicist at Case Western Reserve and the organizer of the letter effort, said almost 90 percent of the science faculty on campus this semester had signed it. The signers are anthropologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, physicists and psychologists.

The letter says Owens Fink has "attempted to cast controversy on biological evolution in favor of an ill-defined notion called Intelligent Design that courts have ruled is religion, not science."


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Russell



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 26 2006,03:09   

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The letter says Owens Fink has "attempted to cast controversy on biological evolution in favor of an ill-defined notion called Intelligent Design that courts have ruled is religion, not science."
I'm proud to say that Owens-Fink indignantly announced how "personally offensive" she found my remarks when I described the infamous Discovery Institute's "supplementary bibliography" - a quote-mining masterpiece that attempted to present mainstream science as somehow undecided on "Darwinism" - as a fraudulent sham.

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 26 2006,04:49   

Quote (Jason Spaceman @ Oct. 26 2006,06:56)
The signers are anthropologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, physicists and psychologists.

What?  No LAWYERS?  No ENGINEERS?  No Ex-Dell putter-togetherers?

What kind of science and biology statement is THAT?????

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 26 2006,08:48   

Re "What?  No LAWYERS?  No ENGINEERS?  No Ex-Dell putter-togetherers?"

Ya forgot mathematicians. ;)

Henry

  
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 26 2006,08:53   

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Re "What?  No LAWYERS?  No ENGINEERS?  No Ex-Dell putter-togetherers?"

Ya forgot mathematicians. ;)

Henry

I did indeed.  How shameful of me....


Please pardon my omission.

:D

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 26 2006,13:24   

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Re "What?  No LAWYERS?  No ENGINEERS?  No Ex-Dell putter-togetherers?"

Ya forgot mathematicians. ;)

Henry

And property managers.

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 26 2006,15:06   

huh.  I'm just wonderin'.  Besides being the leader of the IDEA club, does anyone have any idea what Sal actually does?

I mean, I've never really heard anyone say that he was an actual working engineer, or a teacher, or even mention much about his being a student.

Does he actually do anything besides entertain us?

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