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  •  I wonder how many votes this (2+ / 0-)
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    I have a really simple solution to solve that problem: Eliminate funding for evolution textbooks and pseudo-education. We'll save a ton of money! Tell those evolution textbook publishers to recycle their waste of paper, and tell those evolution teachers to teach truths instead of lies.
    will get that asshole? We are talking about Kansas. Though I just checked, at least KS doesn't currently have a creationist museum. Though AR, CA, FL, GA, KY, MT, NC, NY, OH, SD, TN, TX, VA, and <shudder -- my home state> WA do. This country is effing stupid.

    If we got Mitt to be slightly less dishonest and gave him some personality he could pass as a used car salesman.

    by ontheleftcoast on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 12:06:51 PM PDT

    •  I'm Not Sure OH Does; There's One Across the River (0+ / 0-)

      from Cinci in KY I think.  ??

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 12:24:34 PM PDT

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      •  I lifted that list from wikipedia's entry on (0+ / 0-)

        creationist museums. Sadly Ohio does have one

        The deceptively named Akron Fossils & Science Center, Akron/Copley, Ohio.

        The Akron Fossils & Science Center is a museum in Copley Township, Ohio, USA, a few miles west of Akron, devoted to presenting creation science and intelligent design in contrast to commonly accepted models of planetary and animal evolution.

        It was opened May 26, 2005, by William Sanderson II, a financial planner and former Cincinnati middle-school science teacher. Sanderson has an MBA from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and a BSc degree in education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Museum exhibits tend to the hands-on. Touchable displays include a woolly mammoth jawbone, fossils, dinosaur teeth, bones and eggs, a mastodon skeleton, and castings of alleged Inca burial stones (never authenticated by scientists) depicting humans being killed by dinosaurs. A block-rolling game demonstrates the supposed difficulty of randomly generating a 17 amino acid sequence to form a protein.

        Many of the museum projects are targeted at children, including "Truassic Park", a dinosaur-themed outdoor playground, a summer camp, a creationist canoe expedition, and a weekly high-school-level biology class. An ongoing study of a local creek is meant to teach young scientists in the area about data collection and procedures. Museum staff participated in the opening of the larger Creation Museum in Kentucky, but say the hands-on nature and focus on children of the Akron Fossils & Science Center sets it apart.

        Though on the plus side (if there is a plus side to this stupidity) the US isn't the only country with idiots like this. Canada (hosers!), China, Serbia, Turkey, and the UK all have some sort of crapfest like this. Though none of those countries have the number of them that we do.

        If we got Mitt to be slightly less dishonest and gave him some personality he could pass as a used car salesman.

        by ontheleftcoast on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 12:30:28 PM PDT

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