Well, it seems McCain has further embraced an anti-science agenda with his pick as Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Anyway, here are some things I found on the web about Palin’s evolution views:
Q: The education section of the Republican Party of Alaska’s platform states “We support giving Creation Science equal representation with other theories of the origin of life. If evolution is taught, it should be presented as only a theory.” Do you support this position? Why?
A: I support this plank in the Republican Party’s platform. I believe society can have healthy debates on scientific theories, so equal representation of creation and evolution shouldn’t be an offense.
Anchorage Daily News in 2006 reported
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.”
Most other thigns I have seen are rehashing these two stories in some way. If anyone has any other detail I would love to see it.
Examples of blog posts on this issue include:
- Sarah Polin, another victim of “Teach the Controversy” nonsense …
- Palin’s dangerous views on science education
- VP Candidate Palin Supports Teaching Creationism
- Sarah Palin as McCain’s VP pick: time to buy some Obama election …
- McCain’s VP Wants Creationism Taught in School
- McCain’s VP pick is Not Good for Science