"The linkage of evolution and global warming is partly a legal strategy: courts have found that singling out evolution for criticism in public schools is a violation of the separation of church and state. By insisting that global warming also be debated, deniers of evolution can argue that they are simply championing academic freedom in general."
Saturday, March 6, 2010
The Creationist Trojan Horse
There was an interesting article in the New York Times this past week about how creationists are also attacking global warming in their attempts to weaken science education in our public schools. Several states are currently evaluating (or have already passed) legislative proposals to amend education standards so that "both sides" of global warming and evolution (and in some cases cloning and stem cell use) are taught in science classes. What's really scary about this is not just that these IDiots are trying to discourage curiosity and undermine proper science education, but that they might get their foot in the door and stay there: