Defeating “The Index” in Gilbert, Arizona


“Home rule” means a lot of things. But, as the Catholic hierarchy in Rome once did, the educational authorities of Gilbert, Arizona, USA, are apparently taking it one step too far. Dan Satterfield reports that certain pages in a biology textbook are being literally ripped out before being used by students, and asks fellow science bloggers to post images of the missing pages to counteract this travesty, so the pages are available to as many students as possible.

And, so, I am helping, posting the images below. Why? Because someone some day could do the same about any matter in science. And kids — as well as adults, have a right to know.
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Besides as an atheist and a physical materialist, I oppose on principle any attempt to censor knowledge based upon narrowly religious ethics or values, even of parents.

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