It seems that evolution has been in the news a lot lately (specifically, these articles in the New York Times). That’s all well and good, but I was truly shocked when I found this Wired blog post discussing how the Republican party chose a vice presidential candidate that supports the ‘debate’ between creationism and evolution.
Seriously? Haven’t you guys screwed up enough over the last 8 years? I’m fine with people holding their own beliefs, but I think it’s absolutely ridiculous to posit that there is an actual debate here. You can compare the validity of evolution and creationism no more than you can compare the soundtracks of Indiana Jones and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (to be clear, the painting). There is no place for this.
For those of you in the Houston area, there will be a panel on teaching evolution this school year at Rice University. I encourage anyone passionate about this to check it out. I’ll post more information (such as who will be present, when, where) as soon as it is publicly available.