Discovery Institute’s Richards and Klinghoffer to GOP Candidates: Support TEACH THE CONTROVERSY!
Over at American Spectator, Discovery Institute shills Klinghoffer and Richards try to come up with a strategy to keep the GOP candidates from (in their world view) being unfairly pounced on by the evil media:
Evolution is the speed trap of presidential campaigns. Though a president doesn’t have much influence over state and local science education policy, reporters lie in wait for the unwary candidate, ready to pounce with a question he’s poorly prepared to answer yet that is important to millions of voters. Fortunately, there’s a reply that not only avoids the trap but helps advance public understanding.
Rep. Michele Bachmann is the latest to get pulled to the side of the road, lights flashing in her rear-view mirror. Talking with reporters in New Orleans following last week’s Republican Leadership Conference, she said “I support intelligent design,” referring to the theory that nature gives scientific evidence of purpose and design.
Ugh… ID is not a “theory” so much as an untestable hypothesis designed to insert religion into the teaching of children. Anyway, besides that, Klinghoffer has what he thinks is the answer for the poor GOP victims:
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to answer that takes account of the dilemma. Asked about evolution, here’s what Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, or Chris Christie could have said:
“Life has a very long history and things change over time. However, I don’t think living creatures are nothing but the product of a purposeless Darwinian process. I support teaching all about evolution, including the scientific evidence offered against it.”
[…] according to Zogby polling data, so will the 80 percent of Americans who favor allowing students and teachers to discuss evolutionary theory’s strengths and weaknesses.
TEACH THE CONTROVERSY!!!
Yeah, that’s what it boils down to.
There has been much written at LGF about Intelligent Design and its nature of being just a scam, e.g:
Anyway, after just a few hours there are already 267 comments on that article, and as it appears that creationists of one stripe or another constitute the majority of them - the comments read as expected. There are some commenters, probably being fed towards the American Spectator article via news feeds, that are taking on the willfully ignorant in the comments with the usual outcome.
What’s so hilarious is that the comments demonstrate that the whole discussion really is just about creationism, though Klinghoffer wants to pretend otherwise.
The IDiots refuse to speak the truth: the far right Republicans want creationism. That’s why they write it into their platforms and try to pass legislation about it. The whole brouhaha is not a trick by the evil media - fundamentalist Christians, which are now the tail wagging the GOP dog, are intent of bringing religious indoctrination to children.
Klinghoffer and Richards are running from the truth, again.