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November 08, 2005



Darwin should have been focusing on clicking the heels of his 'ruby red slippers' three times.

There's no place like...

CS - The Witch laughing -

...home. There's no place....

All Dorothy and Toto jokes aside, the mind-set concerning logic and saneness from this particular faction is unequivocally emphasized by: "This is a great day for Kansas," board President Steve E. Abrams said. "This absolutely raises science standards."

Very, very haunting, that last line: "This absolutely raises science standards." (Let's not even get into the implications concerning an analysis of grammatical use and knowledge from Mr. Abrams.)
His immediate impact on myself is that I suddenly don't know the meaning of the words: education, science or standards. But 'we all' certainly know Kansas!

And now, back to the conclusion our regularly scheduled feature:

"The Kansas Board of Education"

- There will be no further interuptions -

No. But it wasn't a dream -- it was a place.
And you -- and you -- and you -- and you were

Oh --
(others laugh)

But you couldn't have been, could you?

Oh, we dream lots of silly things when we --

No, Aunt Em -- this was a real, truly live
place. And I remember that some of it
wasn't very nice....

MCU -- Dorothy -- Camera shooting down past Aunt Em --

...but most of it was beautiful. But just
the same, all I kept saying to everybody
was, I want to go home. And they sent me

MLS -- Dorothy lying in bed -- Aunt Em sitting by her -- Professor at
window -- Uncle Henry -- Zeke -- Hunk and Hickory standing by -- they
laugh -- Toto jumps up on to bed -- Dorothy takes Toto in her arms --

Doesn't anybody believe me?

Of course we believe you, Dorothy.

Oh, but anyway, Toto, we're home!

MCU -- Dorothy holding Toto in her arms -- Camera shooting past Aunt Em at
right f.g. -- Dorothy looks around room -- speaks -- tears come to her
eyes -- Aunt Em rises -- puts her arm around Dorothy -

Home! And this is my room -- and you're
all here! And I'm not going to leave here
ever, ever again, because I love you all!
And -- Oh, Auntie Em -- there's no place
like home!



Charles Darwin

It amazes me how arrogant and ignorant most physicsts are, especially the high-energy types. You talk about critical thinking, scientific method and yet can you show me how and where Darwin's theory has been proven? All I see in your daily blogs is a regurgitation of what others say about Darwin. When I am 45 i would not trust what a physicist from Brookhaven has to say who does not exhibit an open mind to science. Accepting Darwins OBSERVATIONS does not constitute a proven theory. Is it possible if someone where to punch ANOTHER hole in Darwin's theory (observations) this would be a bad thing for funding research of the "Big Bang" at BNL?

By the way have you ever done the probabalistic calculation of how long it would take for a sequence of random events to take place in order to produce an intellegent person, maybe you could model this as a Brownian motion problem? How does this line up with the age of the universe?

Stop accepting what the community says and think on your own, after all you are suppose to be a sceintist, scientific method and all that!

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