Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."



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Gwen

I'm so frustrated. Every article and post has used this exact phrasing: "the board rewrote the definition of science, so that it is no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena" but NOBODY is revealing how their new definition reads. Argh!!

Gwen

Great research job! I certainly didn't mean to hold your blog responsible for not giving us Kansas's new definition of science, it simply happened to be where I was when my unsatisfied curiousity neurons exploded. Your follow-up was very helpful though. :-)

Tully

If it helps to put it in perspective, the KS BoE decision doesn't change the way science is taught in Kansas one bit. The local districts still set their own standards, and remain autonomous government bodies that don't answer to the state BoE. In one phrase, the state BoE is a powerless body, and always has been. It exists to fill out the federal funding forms.

The only practical effect is that the ID people (not coincidentally based in the Kansas City area, 'way over there in one little corner of the state) get a bloody scalp to wave around when doing their contribution-begging victory dance. But they'll have to photoshop it. It's a mouse scalp.

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