The Dark Ages return: Texas Board of Education rewrites the Enlightenment". They agree with the magazine Nature that "science is in a street fight with anti-science." And the Texas State Board of Education seems to be leading the anti-science charge. The Board has removed Thomas Jefferson as one of the Enlightenment's leading thinkers on political revolution and replaced him with Thomas Aquinas and John Calvin. They've also removed the reference to Enlightenment ideas.
Comment: I do hope this isn't what post-modernism is all about. Science is, of course, built upon facts, logic, reason, testing hypotheses, and a lot of other ideas that come from the Enlightenment. We've moved a long way since then and our understanding of our world has grown, but it's scary to think we could go back to where superstition and the loudest voices win the day. We are called to love the Lord with all our hearts, minds and souls. Leave out our minds and there's a great big hole left to be filled with nonsense. One commenter asked if Jefferson wasn't being replaced by Calvin and Hobbes (instead of Aquinas).
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