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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Devolution, Indeed

Comments on this from the WP:

WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Monday he believes schools should discuss "intelligent design" alongside evolution when teaching students about the creation of life.

During a round-table interview with reporters from five Texas newspapers, Bush declined to go into detail on his personal views of the origin of life. But he said students should learn about both theories, Knight Ridder Newspapers reported.

  1. Order your advance copy of Chris Mooney's The Republican War On Science today. Buy a copy for an apathetic friend, while you're at it.
  2. Is anyone at all surprised?
  3. Brad DeLong is right to suggest that any scientist who stays in the GOP and doesn't fight this assault on science has real problems.
For more on this story, check out these links:
  1. Marginal Utility
  2. Pharyngula
  3. Pandagon
  4. John Cole
  5. Even Glenn Reynolds joins the fun.
Update: Definitely check out this site, whose decription is that it is "the virtual pub of the University of Ediacara. The patrons gather to discuss evolutionary theory, critique the claims of the antievolution movement, defend the integrity of both science and science education, and share good conversation."

Update 2: Also, Kevin Drum has some links to other anti-science stuff about Bush, DeLay, and Frist.

2 Comments:

Anonymous bu$h ate my baby said...

For those interested in the substance and scope of the debate, here's an edifying link:

http://www.actionbioscience.org/evolution/nhmag.html

It allows some of the leading proponents to make their best case, and then gives rebuttals,

8/03/2005 2:50 PM  
Blogger Jonah B. Gelbach said...

peter

thanks for that link. it looks very interesting.

8/03/2005 4:30 PM  

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