THE NEWS BROKE yesterday in North Carolina’s Wilmington Star-News, where we read Brunswick school board to consider creationism teaching. The story (with bold added by us) was:
[We’d like to give you some excerpts from the news story, but that paper is being acquired by Stephens Media, and they’re suing bloggers who excerpt their content without permission. So you’ll have to click over there to read it for yourself.]
This sounds like quite a county! You can start to learn more about this exotic locale here: Brunswick County, North Carolina.
Anyway, that was yesterday’s news. Today, that same newspaper brings us this: No place for creationism in science class, state says. After an introductory paragraph about the happenings in Brunswick County, we are told:
We begin to see the problem. The Brunswick County school board decided that they can’t allow any of that! If the kiddies won’t sign up for bible class voluntarily, the board’s gonna ram it down their tender young throats in science class! Yeah, that’s how to handle it.
But now, maybe not. At the state level, North Carolina seems to have a grasp of the situation:
For the moment, it appears that the only anti-science problem in that state would come from their legislature — as in Louisiana. North Carolina has had periodic episodes of legislative lunacy, and probably will again.
See also: Brunswick County, North Carolina: Again!