Thursday, December 29, 2005

Jeb Bush weighs in

This is as bad as it gets. A story in NewsMax paints Jeb Bush in a very bad light, scientifically:

Bush said last week he did not think Darwin's theory of evolution needed to be part of the state's public school science standards, according to an account in the Miami Herald.

That is like saying we are going to study astronomy but leave out galaxy and star formation. One can only hope that someone points this out to him. If the GOP picks up this banner as a core principle, they will be seen as unscientific and ignorant and will lose a lot of voters. Bush also stated, according to the story:

Bush, a Catholic who personally believes God created life on Earth, also thinks science teachers should have some discretion to discuss "any scientific theory," Schweiss said.

Does this include atomic theory, quantum theory and gravitational theory? One would hope not, since these form the basis for much of our understanding of the universe around us.

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