Friday, June 24, 2011

Epistemophobia in Politics

"Should evolution be taught in schools?" was a question asked of Miss USA contestants. Many thought not. Republican candidates Bachmann, Pawlenty, Ron Paul, and Santorum believe in creationism over evolution. Rick Perry has loaded the Texas Board of Education with Young Earth creationists.
Mitt Romney, as is his wont, has taken all sides of the question. He strongly believes in creationism and he also claims that God created evolution. Sarah Palin is a Young Earther who thinks man and dinosaurs coexisted.

I, for one, believe that the theory of gravity is just a theory. If there is such a thing as gravity, how do you explain butterflies? I believe that Intelligent Falling should be taught in schools equally with gravity. Let the students decide which to believe in.
Epistemophobia, by the way, is the fear of knowledge.

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