Dawkins eXpelled...

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Dawkins eXpelled...

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/03/richard_dawkins_banned_in_okla.php

 

Have you heard it? Dawkins is getting expelled, from Oklahoma...

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 1ST SESSION OF THE 52ND OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE:

THAT the Oklahoma House of Representative strongly opposes the invitation to speak on the campus of the University of Oklahoma to Richard Dawkins of Oxford University, whose published statements on the theory of evolution and opinion about those who do not believe in the theory are contrary and offensive to the views and opinions of most citizens of Oklahoma.

THAT the Oklahoma House of Representatives encourages the University of Oklahoma to engage in an open, dignified, and fair discussion of the Darwinian theory of evolution and all other scientific theories which is the approach that a public institution should be engaged in and which represents the desire and interest of the citizens of Oklahoma.

THAT a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the University of Oklahoma, the Dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Oklahoma, and the Chair of the Department of Zoology at the University of Oklahoma.

Thank you, you nitwits of Oklahoma for making my day, and if it passes through we will have something to make fun of. Smiling


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Resolutions are NOT law, although I find them to be far to poweful considering that the lack of civics in America give laypeole the impression they are.

UNLESS Dawkins has committed a felony, there isn't a fucking thing they can do other than publically "wag their fingers" at him, which is what they are doing. They are pissing in the wind.

It is nothing but an attempt for the legislature to put pressure on the College to change their mind. But legally, they don't have to, and I hope they have the balls to stand up to bigots.

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Brian37 wrote:Quote:

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strongly opposes the invitation to speak on the campus of the University of Oklahoma

Resolutions are NOT law, although I find them to be far to poweful considering that the lack of civics in America give laypeole the impression they are.

UNLESS Dawkins has committed a felony, there isn't a fucking thing they can do other than publically "wag their fingers" at him, which is what they are doing. They are pissing in the wind.

It is nothing but an attempt for the legislature to put pressure on the College to change their mind. But legally, they don't have to, and I hope they have the balls to stand up to bigots.

of course they can't do anything, thats why it's so funny. Smiling


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Cue the ACLU/UoO in

Cue the ACLU/UoO in 5....4....

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During the Great Depression,

During the Great Depression, the term "Okie" was often used pejoratively to mean "stupid, uneducated hick".

I now see why.

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whose published statements on the theory of evolution and opinion about those who do not believe in the theory are contrary and offensive to the views and opinions of most citizens of Oklahoma.

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encourages the University of Oklahoma to engage in an open, dignified, and fair discussion of the Darwinian theory of evolution

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