THERE ARE are endless news reports about Sarah Palin’s creationism. Virtually everything is based on a remark she made while running for Governor of Alaska, from which she receded the next day. That hasn’t stopped the world of journalism and punditry from publishing the most outrageous claims. We’ve tried to keep up with what the press has to say, while ignoring blogs and columns that are only reporting third-hand hearsay.
This is from the CBS News website, at a page called Katie Couric Reports, where we read Palin Opens Up On Controversial Issues. It appears to be a transcript of Couric’s interview. The article’s subtitle says: “VP Candidate Speaks Frankly With Katie Couric About Feminism, Homosexuality, Abortion And The Environment.”
We’re copying only the part that pertains to the creationism issue:
Couric: Do you believe evolution should be taught as an accepted scientific principle or as one of several theories?
Palin: Oh, I think it should be taught as an accepted principle. And, as you know, I say that also as the daughter of a school teacher, a science teacher, who has really instilled in me a respect for science. It should be taught in our schools. And I won’t deny that I see the hand of God in this beautiful creation that is Earth. But that is not part of the state policy or a local curriculum in a school district. Science should be taught it science class.
So there you are.
[Our related articles are here: Sarah Palin & Creationism.]
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