Let's Just Teach Fairy Tales in Science Class
It appears as if the Kansas Board of education is redefining the teaching of science. Since they want to teach "supernatural" explanations for science, why don't we just teach Snow White and the Seven Drawfs, it makes about as much sense as teaching unknowns that cannot be supported by hypothesis.
Philosophers Notwithstanding, Kansas School Board Redefines Science
The old definition reads in part, "Science is the human activity of seeking natural explanations for what we observe in the world around us." The new one calls science "a systematic method of continuing investigation that uses observation, hypothesis testing, measurement, experimentation, logical argument and theory building to lead to more adequate explanations of natural phenomena."
Adrian Melott, a physics professor at the University of Kansas who has long been fighting Darwin's opponents, said, "The only reason to take out 'natural explanations' is if you want to open the door to supernatural explanations."
Gerald Holton, a professor of the history of science at Harvard, said removing those two words and the framework they set means "anything goes."