Re: Fermi Paradox, etc.

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu Oct 26 2000 - 13:00:07 MDT

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> Michael Wiik wrote,
> > I don't discount the possibility that we have 'fatal memes' in US
> > culture.
> What about the creationist anti-science meme? I think 8 states now prohibit
> the teaching of evolution, genetics, carbon dating, dinosaurs, big-bang,
> continental drift, ancient history, and anything else that might imply that
> species can evolve or that the earth is older than 7000 years.

What? If you are talking about that 'report' that came out (which listed New
Hampshire among those 8 states), its bogus. What they are doing is seeing what
the state education requirements are. If the state doesn't mandate evolution be
taught in all schools, then they treat it as if the state is banning evolution.
New Hampshire, for example, doesn't HAVE state standards like that, for many
things, not just evolution. Just because its not mandated does not mean its

Mike Lorrey

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