Apparently, Gore's work is no mere hypothesis either. By the second paragraph of the letter, the writer is pondering the "most characteristically human ability (necessity?) to deny truths we just don't want to face."
Then comes this admonition: "We all must work hard to face some of the inevitability of the truths we don't like, and change our choices to reflect our deeper understanding."
I've paid a king's ransom for this rubbish.
Something tells me that "intellectually challenging theories" posed by someone such as conservative Pat Buchanan in his new book somehow aren't going to make it onto this administrator's reading list.
And clearly we need not consider alternative concepts to Gore's theory.
But action is louder than words. This second-in-command of my son's school has created a committee at the institution to be known as the "Flat World's Society."
Why stop there? How about another group, the "Pseudo-Intellectual Subliminal Liberalism Conversion Association of Educators Society"?
To repeat, I'd be just as appalled if my kids were steered by their school to watch Dan Quayle lecture on the value of nuclear energy, or to an assignment to read Newt Gingrich's book "Lessons Learned the Hard Way."
So if anyone thinks public schools have a monopoly on agenda-pushing rubbish, just give me a call. I'll get you a front row seat at the next meeting of the "Melting Polar Ice Caps Association." It meets just down the hall from my old locker room.