We have always taken delight in pointing out that Pravda Online, the online successor to the official newspaper of the old Soviet Union, is Creationism’s Missing Link. See also Discovery Institute & Pravda: Soul Mates.
Those posts upset some of our readers. As a Curmudgeon, however, we call ‘em like we see ‘em. To us, it illustrates the unspoken unity that exists across all political boundaries to motivate creationists — blind hatred of reason and all its works. Creationism is the elusive missing link that clearly illustrates the common ancestry of both William Jennings Bryan and Vladimir Lenin — and that common ancestor is anti-Enlightenment insanity.
Today we present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from an article that appears at the website of RIA Novosti, which is one of the largest Russian news agencies. It’s state-owned and traces it’s history back to the Soviet Information Bureau, created in 1941 under the USSR Council of People’s Commissars and the Central Committee. In that venerable news organ we read Russian Deputy Calls for Creationism to be Taught in School. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
A Russian lawmaker has proposed introducing alternative theories of human evolution to Darwinism, including creationist ideas, into the obligatory school syllabus.
How thrilling for American creationists to see that the Russians agree with them. The news story continues:
Several Russian papers reported recently that United Russia parliamentarians have proposed changing the secondary school history program to include not only Darwin’s theory of evolution but also faith-based alternatives.
Just like in Louisiana and Tennessee! There must be wild rejoicing in Seattle. Let’s read on:
“I was answering the question whether I agree that Darwin’s theory prevails in school books as the only true one. I said probably it is incorrect, considering Darwin’s theory raises serious questions and is widely criticized,” [State Duma Deputy Vyacheslav Lysakov] said, adding it would be right to set out several theories of human evolution including one based on religion.
Yes — teach the controversy! We continue:
“Moreover we have a lot of believers and having only one theory is incorrect,” he [Lysakov] said, adding “of course, we are not preparing any law on this.”
At least not yet. There doesn’t seem to be any need for it. Get this:
Schoolchildren are already taught that Darwin’s theory is not the only theory of human origins, State Duma Education Committee member and former head of Federal Education Agency Grigory Balykhin said.
Egad — the Russians are pulling way ahead of us in creation science! Wake up, America!
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