There isn’t any news in this article in the Christian Science Monitor, but the article’s mere existence is newsworthy to our readers: Religion doesn’t belong in public schools, but debate over Darwinian evolution does, by Casey Luskin
That’s right, dear reader — the Monitor is carrying an article by Casey Luskin, our favorite creationist and an ace blogger for the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute‘s creationist public relations and lobbying operation, the Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids, a/k/a the cdesign proponentsists).
There’s not much to the article that you haven’t seen dozens of times before, except for the news that Casey is being given a larger audience than that which he usually reaches at the Discoveroid blog. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Critical inquiry and freedom for credible dissent are vital to good science. Sadly, when it comes to biology textbooks, American high school students are learning that stubborn groupthink can suppress responsible debate.
We can’t go on with this unless we can find something worth excerpting … ah, perhaps this:
Courts have uniformly found that creationism is a religious viewpoint and thus illegal to teach in public school science classes. By branding scientific views they dislike as “religion” or “creationism,” the Darwin lobby scares educators from presenting contrary evidence or posing critical questions – a subtle but effective form of censorship.
Aaaargh!! Sorry, dear reader. If you want to read more of what Casey has to say, then please click over to the Monitor and indulge yourself. For us, the only news here is that Casey has been published in a real newspaper — well, until today they used to be a real newspaper.
In fairness to Casey, however, we’ll mention that he has been recognized for his intellectual achievements. See Casey Luskin Is Named a Curmudgeon Fellow.
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