A look at DDD6 and the primariesAugust 2, 2006 at 4:53 am | Posted in Essays | 1 Comment
With 40-50 people in Olathe, roughly 25 in each Emporia, Hutchinson, and Dodge City and a dozen in Hays, John Calvert’s IDnet roadshow reached a maximum of 137 people – some of which (including myself) who attended at least one of the shows were not supporters.
The Roadshow is known by DDD6. 6 is the number of years. The 3D’s stand for Darwin, Design, and Democracy. Science is not democratic, but this anti-science movement has used politics to gain all of its leverage. It did well at first, making something out of nothing. But how is it doing now?
After tonight’s primaries, only anti-science KBOE members John Bacon (District 3) and Ken Willard (District 7) are still alive for the November elections. Connie Morris (District 5), and Iris Van Meter’s son-in-law Brad Patzer (District 9) were each handed defeat, while pro-science KBOE member Janet Waugh (District 1) kept her seat. So, pro-science won 3-2 in the primary alone, and pro-science has assured itself a majority on the KBOE with these small victories.
I’m not sure that either Bacon or Willard will make it back to the KBOE after the November election, but assuming they do they’ll stay with Kathy Martin (District 6) and board chairman Steve Abrams (District 9) as the 4 anti-science board members. This shifts the balance of power on the board to 6-4 pro-science.
The Intelligent Design movement is falling apart in Kansas, but this doesn’t mean this is the end. Measures must be taken so the voters who support this lunacy will not be misled into making this mistake again.
Bye Connie Morris and Iris Van Meter’s son in law. And bye John Calvert, Dr. Harris, and Angus Menuge. The next generation of your ilk will not have a chance.