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Monday, September 18, 2006

Exporting Ignorance

Religious critics of evolution have trained their sights on one of the world's pre-eminent fossil exhibits -- Louis and Richard Leakey's extensive skeletal collections illuminating the origins of man.

Evangelical Christians in Kenya are demanding that the exhibit at Nairobi's National Museum edit out references to human evolution in order to prevent young African Christians from being taught falsehoods.

"We are objecting to the message that the fossil exhibits represent the scientific evidence of human evolution," said Bishop Boniface Adoyo, chairman of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, which claims to represents churches of 35 denominations with 9 million members. "They do not. Human evolution is still a theory and this cannot be called as evidence.”
-- Wired: Evolution Attack Goes Global

In related news, the U.S. Congress is considering a bill that will remove the payment of legal fees for establishment cases based on separation of church and state. The simple version: you can only defend the separation if you're really wealthy. Otherwise when a judge admits publically that he feels the laws of man come after the Bible, you'd better start taking donations.

What a happy Monday.

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