… From conservative Mac Johnson, on Intelligent Design; Student-Run Anchor of Rhode Island College Executive Editor Jessica Albaum on Huckabee the Hate-able ; and the Star Telegram’s OpEd by Alan Leshner on science standards in Texas….
Intelligent Design, and Other Dumb Ideas
A few short years ago, nobody had ever heard of “Intelligent Design” (ID). Today it is alleged to be one of the hot button issues of our times, the latest front in the culture wars. The sudden prominence of ID is traceable, in my opinion, to two factors.
One is that, even ten years ago, ID had enough confidence and honesty to go by its birth name, “Creationism.” Whereas today, it has been dressed up in a lab coat and a mail order Ph.D. and is trying to pass itself off as a scientific theory, thus the sudden re-branding as “Intelligent Design.”
The other reason is that the mainstream media (and other spokesmen for the liberal establishment) love the idea of associating the conservative movement with ID, so ID has gotten much more than its fair share of press time….
I Hate Huckabee
While Mike Huckabee seems like a relaxed down to earth man on television, all one has to do is look up what stances he takes on some very serious issues to know that he is not the right man to run this country.
… people should think about the fact that he believes in Creationism. Yes, there is a separation of church and state, but think about what could happen to science programs if he is making the major decisions. Huckabee has stated, “I do not necessarily buy into the traditional Darwinian theory, personally.” One major problem with that statement is that the Theory of Evolution has been proven.
Don’t mess with science standards
As Texas prepares to reconsider what youngsters statewide should know about science, the forced ouster of science curriculum director Chris Comer of the Texas Education Agency, apparently for standing up for the integrity of science education, stands as both shocking and sad. Even more disturbing, perhaps, is the official explanation for it….