May 17, 2014
MR. DAINES IS MISTAKEN...:
Leading GOP Senate Candidate: Creationism Should Be Taught in Public Schools (Dana Liebelson, May 16, 2014, Mother Jones)
In a little-noticed 2012 interview, Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), the front-runner in Montana's open 2014 Senate race, expressed support for teaching creationism in public schools.In an interview that aired on November 2, 2012, Sally Mauk, news director for Montana Public Radio, asked Daines, who was then running for Montana's lone House seat, whether public schools should teach creationism. Daines responded, "What the schools should teach is, as it relates to biology and science is that they have, um, there's evolution theory, there's creation theory, and so forth. I think we should teach students to think critically, and teach students that there are evolutionary theories, there's intelligent-design theories, and allow the students to make up their minds. But I think those kinds of decisions should be decided at the local school board level." He added, "Personally I'd like to teach my kids both sides of the equation there and let them come up to their own conclusion on it."
...in suggesting that Creationism and Intelligent Design are not evolutionary theories and that, in its current state, Evolution is not designist/creationist.
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 17, 2014 7:09 AM