Does the President believe students should be taught about astrology? Does the President believe students should be taught about crystals/New Age therapy? Does the President believe students should be taught the theory that the US landing on the moon was faked? Why not? There are dozens if not hundreds of books pushing this theory. A certain percentage of the population believes it and it was even the subject of a primetime documentary on Fox? What possible justification could the President offer for keeping this “debate” from students? And why doesn’t that justification apply to creationism as well?
Presumably, the President believes that children should be taught about both homo and hetero sex in schools. Let the kids pick, right?
I wonder which creationism that President Bush supports teaching? My Bible says that God created the earth, the light, the water, then stars, then birds & fish, then land-dwelling animals, and finally, turned some mud into Adam (Genesis 1, 2:7). But it also says that God made the earth and then created streams, and the streams formed the ocean and brought forth life (Genesis 2:4-6). I’m not sure which, between the two, would be taught. The Bantus believe that the god Bumba vomited up the sun, the moon, and the stars, followed by the animals and tribes of people. Raelians believe that space aliens made life on earth as an experiment in terraforming and genetic engineering. Hindus believe that the earth and mankind have always existed. Scientologists believe that when Xenu ruled the Galactic Confederation 75M years ago, he captured (by convincing them to show up for a fake tax investigation) and froze billions of beings in alcohol and flew them to Earth in DC-8s, where they were were chained on the slopes of volcanoes and had hydrogen bombs dropped on them.
I don’t know what’s stupider — making humans out of mud, vomiting us up, or Scientology on the whole. Out of the lot, I’ve got to say, Raelians look downright rational. So I say we teach that as our creationism theory in schools — we were placed here by aliens as an experiment. I assume President Bush would be OK with that.