Thursday, 7 June 2007

“Explore Evolution”—displacing good science with 'dumbed-down' creationism

by PZ Myers

I am not going to discuss the validity of the content of the referred book.

What worries me is that religion is now mixing into /interfering with politics and decision making at the highest level. I remember (but not very sure) that the US president once said he sent US troops to invade other countries because God told him to do that. I really hope I have mistaken. Otherwise, what is the difference between USA and an Islamic-extremist-governed country?

Religious wars kill people. Unlike couple of centuries ago, the weapon today are more dangerous.

Sound, evidence-based education is the only tool to fight against this. Teachers, again, are at the front line.

May reason and common sense bless America!

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