INTELLIGENT DESIGN UPDATE….The El Tejon Unified School District has approved a new class:

An initial course description, which was distributed to students and their families last month, said “the class will take a close look at evolution as a theory and will discuss the scientific, biological and biblical aspects that suggest why Darwin’s philosophy is not rock solid. The class will discuss Intelligent Design as an alternative response to evolution. Physical and chemical evidence will be presented suggesting the Earth is thousands of years old, not billions.”

The course, which began Jan. 3 and is scheduled to run for one month, is being taught by Sharon Lemburg, a special education teacher with a bachelor of arts in physical education and social science.

And just how are school officials planning to apply a gloss of secular lipstick to this transparently religious pig? Why, it’s a philosophy class, they say, not a science class.

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Maybe both. But it does go to show that the real divide in California is not the famous one between north and south, it’s the less well known one between coastal and inland. Drive a hundred miles into the interior of the state, and you might as well be in Mississippi.

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