Creationist Madness in Maine

From the Boston Globe we have this report: Fight over evolution looms in Maine school district

WATERVILLE, Maine—A Somerset County school district is being urged by one of its members to drop evolution from its high school science curriculums on grounds that it is an unprovable theory that should not be taught as fact.

“You can’t show, observe or prove (evolution),” said Matthew Linkletter of Athens, a director of School Administrative District 59 who maintains that neither evolution nor creationism belongs in a science curriculum.

So, yet another ignoramus rises to prominence. The article also says:

Linkletter’s pastor, Roy Blevins of Church of the Open Bible in Athens, favored a suggestion from SAD 59 Chairman Norman Luce that a philosophy class might provide a better forum for the study of evolution.

Aha, so that’s the intellectual adviser of the ignoramus. One more excerpt:

Madison Town Manager Norman Dean, who taught science in Madison from 1962 through 1996 and once taught Linkletter, characterized his former student’s proposal as “absolutely stupid.”

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