Thursday, November 16, 2006

These are the people in my neighborhood

Wherein when laws collide

Commonsense almost always loses.

Leash law has locals confused and offers another opportunity for local cops to demonstrate their mastery of assitudiness.
A canine skirmish in the county's only dog park caused Cobb animal control officers to cite two women for not having their pets on a leash in a public place designed to let dogs run free.

The county has a rule against allowing animals off private property without a leash.

Here's some good news:
A North Cobb High School science teacher and outspoken opponent of the school board's 2002 move to slap evolution disclaimers in science textbooks is the co-recipient of the 2007 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award, given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Wes McCoy, who began teaching at North Cobb High in 1978, is being honored for his work with fellow teachers on how to teach evolution in the classroom, as well as efforts to educate community and faith-based organizations about evolution.

He will receive the award in February at the AAAS annual meeting in San Francisco.

"The kind of people who win this award are the kind of people who have been able to stand up against opposition and make a case for a reasonable view of science," McCoy said. "I'm just very humbled."

During the height of the evolution controversy, McCoy wrote letters to the editor opposing the evolution stickers, which state evolution "is a theory, not a fact," and went before the school board to share his views.

McCoy said he received letters from people who suggested that he was not going to heaven.

Well, isn't that special.

Congrats, McCoy for a job well done.


Blogger reader_iam said...

people who suggested that he was not going to heaven

Betcha they can't prove it...scientifically or otherwise.

11/16/2006 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

In their defense, assuming the wording is accurate, they were just "suggesting."

11/16/2006 02:49:00 PM  

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