Thursday, September 11, 2008

Matt Damon on Sarah Palin

"I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago. That's important....Because she's going to have the nuclear codes."

Matt Damon, "political analyst"

Palin has not pushed for teaching creationism in Alaska's schools. She has said that students should be allowed to "debate both sides" of the evolution question, but she also said creationism "doesn't have to be part of the curriculum."

"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. And you know, I say this too as the daughter of a science teacher. Growing up with being so privileged and blessed to be given a lot of information on, on both sides of the subject -- creationism and evolution. It's been a healthy foundation for me. But don't be afraid of information and let kids debate both sides."

Sarah Palin, quoted by the Anchorage Daily News, cited by Michael Paulson

What to believe? I think you don't just open the idea of creationism in schools to let the kids decide, you do it in the context of showing them that this is an antiquated way of thinking that is shamefully being shoved on us by the shameless. THAT'S the context in which I'd like to see creationism taught in public schools. And NOT in a science class, either...stick to science.

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