The editorial of 7/24 (Opinion, “Top GOP choice for Kansas school board”) expresses a desire to avoid the embarrassment that would follow if the folks in northeast Johnson County were to select the wrong candidate for the state Board of Education.
The primary issue is evolution. I am not proposing the teaching of any viewpoint. I am proposing that students and parents be permitted to question what is being taught. We are told that it all started with a big bang. Why should parents and students not be permitted to ask questions such as:
What was it that went “bang?”
Where did it come from?
Where did the energy that caused the explosion some from?
How did life come forth from that which had no life?
How did the life forms make the change to sexual reproduction?
Is evolution a faith-based theory?
Is a person stupid for asking these questions?
David F. Robinson