This is pretty easy. Science class should be for teaching science. Creationism is not science. How hard is that?

From the Alaska Daily News (because they know her better than John McCain)


The volatile issue of teaching creation science in public schools popped up in the Alaska governor’s race this week when Republican Sarah Palin said she thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution in the state’s public classrooms.

Palin was answering a question from the moderator near the conclusion of Wednesday night’s televised debate on KAKM Channel 7 when she said, “Teach both. You know, don’t be afraid of information. Healthy debate is so important, and it’s so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both.”


I myself like science a lot. I use it every day. In fact, I’m using science right now!

I like the combustion engine and my Nintendo Wii. All these politicians attempting to displace science with religion and mythology cannot have it both ways. If you want to believe in miracles, fine. But you don’t get to enjoy the benefits of empirical study at the same time. 

If you’re a politician who believes creationism deserves equal time in a science class, that’s cool. But when you take your next trip to Europe, you’re not allowed to fly in a scientifically-based airplane. You should have to get there on faith, and walk on water.

John McCain had six months to choose a vice president. That’s more time than any nominee in history. He decided that Sarah Palin was the best America had to offer. Will he use the same thought process to appoint his cabinet and federal judges? Is he ready to lead?

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