Teaching Evolution

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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Reconciling the Bible and Darwin?

This Newsweek article calls the controversy in Dover, Pennsylvania, the latest episode in the never-ending struggle to reconcile the Bible, Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species" and the First Amendment.

But it's impossible to reconcile the Bible with Darwin. One of them has to be wrong. Trying to reach a compromise is absurd.

The real news in the article is buried on the second page: In 1987 the Supreme Court (with Justice Antonin Scalia and Chief Justice William Rehnquist dissenting) struck down a Louisiana law calling for equal treatment of evolution and "creation science." After four more years of a Bush administration, we could have five Supreme Court justices who want creationism taught in schools.

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