Teaching Evolution

A blog devoted to teaching evolution, both in our schools and in our communities.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Dowd: Inherit the Windbags

Creationists sometimes succeed at convincing the news media to report on the evolution vs. creation "debate" as if it really were just a difference of opinion with both sides having valid views. But make no mistake: The media elite is on our side in this one all the way. Most journalists don't understand science, but they understand that they'll look stupid if they try to contradict scientists. Maureen Dowd's column today is a good example of the scorn that media bigwigs have for creationists:
Ever since he observed during his 2000 campaign that "on the issue of evolution, the verdict is still out on how God created the earth," Mr. Bush has been reeling backward as fast as he can toward the Garden of Eden, which, if creationists are to be believed, was really "Jurassic Park."

Seeing the powerful role of evangelicals in getting Mr. Bush re-elected, teachers across the country are quietly ignoring evolution, even when the subject is in their curriculums.

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