Obama on Teaching Evolution

I finally found what appears to be a credible reference to Obama’s views on teaching evolution. In an April Blog from the Dallas Morning News they quote the York Daily Record:

He was asked about the teaching of intelligent design and evolution in public schools. His response: 

I’m a Christian, and I believe in parents being able to provide children with religious instruction without interference from the state. But I also believe our schools are there to teach worldly knowledge and science. I believe in evolution, and I believe there’s a difference between science and faith. That doesn’t make faith any less important than science. It just means they’re two different things. And I think it’s a mistake to try to cloud the teaching of science with theories that frankly don’t hold up to scientific inquiry.

McCain seems to have gone silent on this issue although I have pointed out that in the past that he was clear about science being taught in science classes. Seems like he is trying to steer clear of this issue. What ever happened to the straight talking McCain?

More Airport Dinosaurs – Denver This Time

Well, a few days ago I wrote with excitement about the dinosaur fossil in the Chicago Airport that I saw on the way to the ASM Meeting. Something about evolution in public is always a good thing. And then, amazingly, on the way home, while waiting for my connecting flight in Denver, I had a dinosaur moment there too. In Denver, there was some floor art that was some small embedded sculptures (mostly of dinosaurs) in the floor in the terminal. Maybe there is something I do not know here — do all airports have to have something about dinosaurs?