The Kansas Board of Education, voting 6-4, has approved a science curriculum for public schools which incorporates information about the “intelligent design” arguments on human origins and highlights problems with contemporary evolutionary theory. This is bound to create a massive uproar, of course; I won’t dive into any of the issues, here, but I thought it deserved a mention.
If you are unfamiliar with the intelligent design argument or have only heard the way it is presented in the news, you owe it to yourself to read Michael Behe’s book Darwin’s Black Box. Whatever the debate, whatever side you’re on, you should be familiar with the best argument for each side’s claims before commenting, yourself, and Behe’s book presents about the best explication of intelligent design around.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in four cases at the University of Chicago Law School, today. I was only able to attend for about 45 minutes, but it was quite interesting; while I’ve observed criminal and civil trials, before, this was my first live experience with oral arguments in a federal appellate court.
For a month, now, I have been getting a minimum of 1 phone call per day (often more) from Sage Telecom, whatever that is, despite being in the NDNCR, asking Sage (five times, now!) to take me off their lists, and reporting this flagrant abuse to the FCC. I don’t think the FCC cares.
Anybody out there dealt with unsolicited phone calls, successfully?