[ExI] VP for Creationism

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sat Aug 30 18:45:24 UTC 2008

At 04:09 PM 8/30/2008 +0000, BillK, unerringly astute and insightful, wrote:

>If you are a politician in the US seeking votes and 75% of adult
>Americans believe in Creationism then obviously you don't tell them
>they are talking bollocks. That would be electoral suicide.
>She knows very well that Evolution is a fact. She just doesn't want to
>offend the believers.


On the other hand, do US politicians who presumably accept scientific 
knowledge always duck the question? Has anyone importantly placed 
spoken out, whether vigorously or reluctantly, in favor of evolutionary theory?

Will US schools also "teach the controversy" on astrology, NASA's 
Moon-landing hoax, the Grey rectal-probing invasion, and other vexed 
topics of national concern?

Damien Broderick 

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