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Monday, December 12, 2005

Christian ethics

I'm always on the lookout for breaches of ethics... and I do believe I've found one today.

Check this out: The San Francisco Chronicle quotes the introduction to Biology for Christian Schools, "The people who have prepared this book have tried consistently to put the Word of God first and science second." (The Mercury News has further excerpts.) Some yokels are trying to force the University of California system to accept this tract as a valid textbook for applicants.

For that cited sentence alone, UC has no choice but to reject all applicants to their biology curriculum who have been taught from this book as a primary source. Science textbooks, by the ethics of science, must have the interests of science as their foremost concern. Anything less, and it is no longer a science book; and by extension its students are no longer scientists.

Answers in Genesis omits that key phrase, clearly showing their ethical priorities.

Since UC lies under the Ninth Circuit, I expect the yokels to lose their case. Unfortunately that is likely the plaintiffs' goal; to chalk up another martyrdom to them damn seckoolar hyoomanist lib'ruls and to scare up the bubba vote next year. May the gods save us if this goes before a Scalia-dominated court.

Here's hoping their ploy doesn't work.

posted by Zimri on 11:18 | link | 0 comments

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