Tuesday, September 02, 2008

McCain: Creationist Chameleon

Why did McCain select a VP candidate from the state with the fewest electoral votes? Because Sarah Palin is just the religious fanatic he needs to mobilize the Republican vote. Palin, potentially one step away from the Presidency, rejects science at every turn. She would teach creationism in schools, appoint judges who federally outlaw abortion ("even if my own daughter was raped" [sic]), and reject policies that "assume" pollution causes global warming. McCain found the one governor even more Christian than George Bush! Oh, and she won a beauty pageant.

Palin reminds us that despite some hostile court rulings, the intelligent design movement continues to thrive and (ironically) evolve. Louisiana and Texas are currently debating legislation to join the states that teach ID in public schools. If this trend worries you, mark your calendar for Sept 20 from 11am to noon. Cal State science professor Larry Lerner will lecture on "The Creationist Chameleon: Past, Present, and Maybe a Bit of the Future" at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.

I believe there is some kind of supervised children's activity during the lecture, but you can direct questions to Paul Gilbert at 650-906-6704. This event is co-sponsored by the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley and Americans United for the Separation of Church & State.
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