December 27, 2005

THE ONLY SCIENTIFIC STANDARD:

Leave evolution out of standards, Bush says (Associated Press, December 28, 2005)

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has portrayed himself as a friend of science, going so far as to spearhead a deal to bring an arm of the prestigious Scripps Research Institute to South Florida.

But don't count on him to defend one of the pillars of modern science.

Bush said last week he did not think Darwin's theory of evolution needed to be part of the state's public school science standards, according to an account in the Miami Herald.

"I think people have different points of view and they can be discussed in school," Bush said. "They don't need to be in the curriculum."


Contra Judge Jones, that's the only rigorously scientific standard.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 27, 2005 9:59 PM
Comments

jeb is a very impressive govenor. hopefully he will get his shot in 2012. i wonder how he and w get along at family gatherings.

Posted by: toe at December 28, 2005 4:23 PM

If Jeb Bush had won his 1994 Florida gubernatorial campaign, it might very well have been him running for President in '00, instead of "W".

Posted by: Michael Herdegen [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 28, 2005 10:47 PM
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