Christine O’Donnell Wants To Teach Creationism As ‘An Equal Theory’ to Evolution
Following the debate between Christine O’Donnell and Chris Coons, a lot of people are focusing on O’Donnell’s Palinesque inability to name a single Supreme Court decision with which she disagreed. (That lack of knowledge doesn’t stop her from bashing the Supreme Court’s rulings, of course.)
But I happened to be out of the room and missed it when she said something possibly more outrageous, that hasn’t gotten much notice in the media. Because as LGF reader simoom points out in this excellent Page, Christine O’Donnell also said quite explicitly (if un-grammatically) last night that she favors the teaching of creationism in public schools “as an equal theory as evolution.”
She dodged the question about whether she personally believes evolution is a myth, and ended up expressing an opinion far more radical than most Republicans will admit in public. She believes local school systems should have the constitutional right to teach Biblical creationism as every bit the equal of evolutionary science.
In a way, I feel sorry for the Discovery Institute. They spend all that effort and money trying to promote the bogus idea of an “intelligent design” creationism that looks sort of like science, to give the right wing an excuse, and here comes Christine O’Donnell, yanking us right back to the days of the Scopes Monkey Trial.