Re: Gore Shocks Scientists With Creationism Statement

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Fri, 27 Aug 1999 21:06:51 -0700 (PDT)

> >I was in the middle of writing an essay for THE TRANSHUMANIST
> >that took the position, ok, so Kansas dropped off the map, but
> >let's look at the picture as a whole, which isn't that bad.
> >But if our two leading political candidates both favor this approach,
> >I may have to seriously revise it!
> Actually all Gore is saying is that people have a right to raise their
> children according to their beliefs. Seems like a reasonable statement
> to me.
> best, patrick (donning asbestos suit)

Make no mistake: he said more than that. He said he thought it was OK for other parents to use /my money/ to teach their kids silly and dangerous things. Here's the exact quote:

``The vice president favors the teaching of evolution in public schools. Obviously, that decision should and will be made at the local level and localities should be free to decide to teach creationism as well.''
(Alejandro Cabrera, a spokesman in the VP's office.)

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