Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Anthropology Professor's Speech on Evolution Cancelled on Darwin Day

Yup, you read that right. I missed this the first time through. Lorena Madrigal was to give a Darwin Day speech in Pinellas County, Florida until the county officials got the heebeejeebees:

"Biology without evolution is not biology," she suggested, which obviously explains, at least in the mind of William Davis, the Pinellas County director of environmental services, why the professor's speech would be problematic.

Canceled Out

"Her topic was about evolution," Davis said. Well, yeaaaaaah! "I flinched on that."

"I canceled her out after discussing it with my supervisors," he said. "We are not the platform for debate on creationism versus evolution."

Even on Darwin Day?!?!?! Apparently not.

"We don't believe it's our role to engage in that debate," Davis said.

Florida gets weirder and weirder.

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