Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Junk Science in Florida Schools

No, it's not creationism, it's Scientology

Apparently, two state legislators in Florida have introduced a bill prohibiting minors from getting state funded psychiatric care.

Yeah, that makes sense. In a time of school violence, gangs, teen pregnancy, and drugs, we really shouldn't be giving kids the opportunity to talk to trained professionals. No, let's hook them up to an Engram or whatever.

As further proof that our schools is failing, consider this quote from the editorial:

"Jim McDonough, who heads the state office for drug control and suicide prevention, has spoken out against the bill and urged lawmakers to stick to modern science. His efforts have caused Scientologists to flood him with public records requests and demands that he prove "the medical basis of mental illness."

No, that's absolutely not proven in   these   journals.   Scientology is much more sensible.

These Scientologists sound a lot like the Chairman of the Education Board in Kansas.

And just in case you were wondering, the sponsors of the bills aren't New Age Hippy Types, they're Republicans


At 8:42 PM, Blogger hoagieboy said...

Scary. Maybe I'll be rethinking my summer research site.

(Sorry I'm posing as you but I can't remember my password.)


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