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Krishnas Congratulate Kansas Board Of Education


BY BHAKTIN LORI ERBS

DESOTO, KANSAS, Oct 16 (VNN) — Monday, October 11, 1999

The Hare Krishnas lauded a landmark decision by the Kansas Board of Education to reject the theory of evolution as a scientific principle in state curricula. Monday's public forum drew citizens, professors, religionists and media alike to lively debate on this critical issue.

Representing the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Danavir Goswami congratulated the Board by reading a letter from Drutakarma Dasa (aka Michael A. Cremo) and presenting to them copies of "The Hidden History of the Human Race," the abridged paperback edition of "Forbidden Archeology." H.H. Danavir Goswami, director of the Rupa Nuga Vedic College in Kansas City, Missouri, asserted, "The Board has taken a bold and brilliant step in rejecting Darwin's evolutionary theory as a scientific principle. Darwin bluffed the world with his speculation and double talk, but the Kansas Board of Education has called his bluff." Alternatively, in the mood of poor sportsmanship, Assistant Science Professor Douglas Ruden awarded the Board a ceramic green iguana, the 1999 Ig Nobel Prize for Science Education. Outside a protestor paraded in a gorilla suit with signs saying "KSBOE has made of joke of science" and "Welcome to the Planet of the Apes." Afterwards national and local media captured devotees and scientists engaged in fierce debate.

For more coverage on this story go to: http://www.kcstar.com/newslibrary and http://cjonline.com/stories/101299/kan_evolution.shtml

For more information about Drutakarma and his books visit the "Michael Cremo and Forbidden Archeology" webpage at http://www.mcremo.com


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