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theory of linguistic creationism

Postby TerraFrost » Tue May 24, 2005 5:11 am

The state board of education in Kansas plans to hold hearings in May on the "intelligent design" theory of the origin of English, which claims that the language was constructed in the early 16th century by a committee of unknown experts guided by a Supreme Grammarian. But professional linguists are mostly boycotting the hearings.

Six years ago, when conservatives previously held a majority of seats on the Kansas board of education, they established guidelines encouraging schools to give equal time to the theory of linguistic creationism, which claims that English was created directly by God five hundred years ago at the start of the Great Vowel Shift so that the King James Bible could be translated into it. But this triggered a backlash, and they lost control of the board, which repealed the guidelines. Now that conservatives are back in a majority position, they are instead promoting the teaching of the intelligent design theory. But linguists are not willing to appear at their scheduled hearings on the subject.

Alexa Posny, a deputy commissioner with the state department of education, informed the Kansas City Star that linguists have declined to testify on the linguistic evolution side. "We have contacted linguists from all over the world," Posny said. "There isn't anywhere else we can go."


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Postby Roadkill » Tue May 24, 2005 1:14 pm

McDonald's was designed by God, too!


really this is bullshit.
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Postby Drazo » Tue May 24, 2005 9:21 pm

Too right.
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Postby Javafrost » Fri May 27, 2005 11:26 pm

Is this a joke?
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Postby Belkana » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:58 pm

I am so proud that I am not an American.
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