- The Loom
In Search of the Elusive Intelligent Design Laboratory
This morning the Kansas State Board of Education is all shook up.
Last year the board voted 6-4 for much-criticised, creationism-friendly science education standards. Yesterday the primaries for the board elections took place, and on balance, the science-standards bloc lost two seats to Republic opponents. So it looks as if the balance is going to shift to 4-6, and the standards are going to go down.
The vote is all the more notable for the fact that the primaries saw a big media campaign carried out by the Discovery Institute, the main organization pushing intelligent design (a k a “the progeny of creationism”).
During the campaign, the Discovery Institute claimed over and over again that they were not actually