Thursday, 8 September 2011

Do you think Evolution should be taught in schools?

There are great scientists in the United States, they lead the world in many fields. There must be very different approaches to education in different states, because this question boggles the mind. We're in the 21st century, are we not?

I know the girls in the video are not representative of the population as a whole, but I find it disturbing that the question is asked at all...

The present crop of GOP candidates have been asked the same question and their responses are not very encouraging for people with scientific minds (apart from Huntsman, who believes in both Evolution and global warming!). Some of them prefer to call Creationism by the more scientific name of Intelligent Design. I have the impression that if the bible stated that 2+2=5, they would try to say 2+2=4 is a nice theory, but no thanks.

And don't forget than a certain undecided would-be candidate is a former beauty queen who gave an answer similar to the girls' in the above video when Katie Couric asked her about it...

If the presidential candidates were in a beauty contest, their views would be seen as quaint or comical, but they're competing to become the leader of the free world!

Believing in Creationism requires faith and it belongs in church. Understanding Evolution requires an education and that's what schools should offer. Most GOP candidates would make sure young people would have as little as possible of the latter.

And they say America is exceptional?

Exceptional as in greatest or exceptional as in out of step with the rest of the developed world?

At least somebody came up with a funny response to the other video:

(H/T to View_From_Here)