Thursday, September 04, 2008

Palin's "creationism" is such 'yesterday's news'

Republican Veep candidate Sarah Palin is on the "creationism" bandwagon:
The volatile issue of teaching creation science in public schools popped up in the Alaska governor's race this week when Republican Sarah Palin said she thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution in the state's public classrooms.

Palin was answering a question from the moderator near the conclusion of Wednesday night's televised debate on KAKM Channel 7 when she said, "Teach both. You know, don't be afraid of information. Healthy debate is so important, and it's so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both."
Some might quibble that she's just being "even-handed" ... you know, "teach the controversy". That's a load of dung, of course; she's not suggesting we teach the turtle myths, the Epic of Gilgamesh, or any of the other numerous "creation" myths. And the courts have been smart enough to see through the "teach the controversy"/"equal time" bafflegab.

But she really needs to get up-to-date on the tactics. The new tactic is teaching the (thinly disguised) "Intelligent Design" trojan horse. Oh. Waiddaminnit. That one got shot down in flames as well.....


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