The Return of Steve Abrams, Kansas Creationist

It’s been a long time since we last mentioned Steve Abrams. Wikipedia informs us that he is:

… an American politician who served as the Kansas State Senator from the 32nd district from 2009 until 2017. He previously chaired the Kansas Republican Party from 1998 to 1999.

He was also a solid creationist member of the Kansas State Board of Education, serving as its chairman from 2005 to 2007. That was back when we were writing almost every day about that’s state’s lunacy — see Kansas Flashback: The Crazy Days.

Be of good cheer, dear reader. We may be seeing some lunacy again. In a newspaper named the News Cow, published in Cowley County, Kansas, we found this headline: Abrams Appointed To Cowley Board Of Trustees . Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

The Cowley College Board of Trustees voted Monday to appoint Steve Abrams to fill the vacant seat left by Nancy Burger.

That’s great news! Wikipedia has an article on Cowley College which informs us:

Cowley College is a community college in Arkansas City, Kansas. It also operates locations in nearby Wellington, Winfield, Mulvane, and downtown Wichita. In addition to an online presence the college offers on-site courses at nine area high schools.

We’re impressed! And with Abrams on their Board of Trustees it’ll be even more impressive. Then the Cow says:

Abrams served as a Republican Kansas State Senator from 2009 to 2017. [Yes, we know.] He is also a former member of the Ark City school board and was elected to the Kansas State Board of Education in 1995 and served as the board’s chairman from 2005 to 2007. [We know that too.]

A solid record! After that the Cow reminds us:

Abrams made national headlines for his anti-evolution views that led to action while on the state school board.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! His views led to action! The Cow provides a link to this 15-year-old story from NBC News: Kansas Education Board Downplays Evolution. The folks in Kansas must have been thrilled that they made national headlines — and Abrams was part of it.

We’ve missed the old days, but now the great man is back, this time on the board of a community college. The good folks of Kansas must be delighted — and so is your Curmudgeon.

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5 responses to “The Return of Steve Abrams, Kansas Creationist

  1. Theodore J Lawry

    Nobody commented? It reminds me of a Mad magazine issue which had a blank readers mail page with “Nobody wrote” splashed across it in big letters.

  2. Theodore J Lawry says: “Nobody commented?”

    Weird, huh? That hasn’t happened since this blog’s earliest days.

  3. Designing ignorance into the curriculum. Definitely design involved. The question is Intelligent design or UnIntelligent Design.

  4. @Techreseller
    See wiktionary for meaning #5 for the noun “design”..

  5. Michael Fugate

    It is interesting that Abrams is a veterinarian and that vet schools often accepted people (much like chiropractic schools) after 2 years of courses and without any degree. As an undergrad at Kansas State, I took some of the pre-vet courses and the animal science ones were pretty low level. My animal science genetics prof. geared his whole course to helping people willing to memorize useless information earn A grades. Exam questions were sentences from the text with or without negations and asked as true false. I am pretty sure that in 1980, he wasn’t quite sure what DNA was…