From “Michele Bachmann: Evolution-Only Approach In Schools Amounts To ‘Censorship By Government’” (Huffington Post, December 1, 2011), we learn:
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said that excluding intelligent design in teaching evolution in schools amounts to “censorship by government” during a stop in Iowa on Wednesday, the Des Moines Register reports.
The conservative congresswoman signaled that her religious beliefs helped to shape her posture toward the scientific theory. She explained that she believes “God created the earth” and issues such as the Second Law of Thermodynamics, irreducible complexity and the “the dearth of fossil record” need to be addressed.
It will be most interesting to see how bringing the question up again affects her chances.
The stridency sounds somewhat odd because ID theorists have not asked for their theories to be taught in school. It’s all grad seminar stuff.
What many people want is the right to bring up facts about nature that do not help cement the Darwin lobby’s position or reward its pressure groups.
Struggling to restore truthfulness in these matters to the school system is somewhat like struggling with a vast education sector union with a vested interest in getting well paid for not really doing the job.
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