In the Daily Herald , a suburban Chicago newspaper with the third-largest circulation in Illinois, we read Candidates: Teach creationism in science classes. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Two candidates for the Fremont School District 79 board — including the panel’s current president — believe creationism should be taught alongside evolution in science classes. The revelations were made Monday morning during candidate interviews at the Daily Herald’s Lake County office.
“I think from a scientific standpoint it can be given as a viewpoint,” board President Sandra Bickley said in the interview. “(It’s) another theory to consider.”
Okay, we know what Sandra thinks. In exchange we reveal what your Curmudgeon thinks: That woman is daft! The news article continues:
Fellow candidate Kim Hansen had a similar take on the controversial topic. “It should be presented in a very broad type of curriculum or structure,” said Hansen, a first-time candidate.
There are two other candidates, but they weren’t interviewed. Here’s more:
The four candidates are running for three seats with 4-year terms. District 79 includes much of Mundelein and some surrounding communities.
We’ve never been to Mundelein, Illinois. It’s about 34 miles from Chicago. We doubt that we’ll ever visit the place because it looks like there are creationists running wild in the streets.
Here’s a bit more from the news article describing the thinking of these two candidates:
Bickley called creationism “one set of theory” and thought it should be taught in science classes as part of a unit, although not necessarily promoted. “It’s something out there,” she said. “I don’t think it’s something that should be ignored.”
She’s right. Creationism is it’s “out there” — far out. And what of the other genius?
Hansen also thought creationism belonged on public-school curriculums. “There is no right or wrong” when it comes to people’s beliefs, she said.
That state’s all messed up anyway, so it probably doesn’t matter if they go officially creationist. Creationism is the least of their problems.
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