[ExI] VP for Creationism

spike spike66 at att.net
Sat Aug 30 18:19:07 UTC 2008

> On 8/29/08, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> > 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.  Damien

Something I found interesting about that whole thing is that the governor
and now VP candidate in question is from Alaska, a state where a large
percentage of the population is Inuit, Aleut, Intsi Dindjich, Yullit,
Kulchana, Vikhit among many other native tribes; each has their own distinct
creation mythology.  What did she mean by commenting that both should be
taught?  Which both?  Should we automatically assume the
Judeo-Christian-Muslim creation myth?  Why?  

Alaska the ideal situation in which to introduce the philosophical absurdity
of choosing a particular creation myth to teach alongside evolution.  Shall
we attempt to identify and catalog *all* known creation myths, and teach
them all on an equal basis?

Side note: how interesting if anthropologists discovered an ancient native
creation myth that is essentially evolution.  Since there are so many
tribes, seems like by sheer probability someone would have proposed
evolution well before Chuck Darwin proposed it to the great white tribe of


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