Re: Gore Shocks Scientists With Creationism Statement

Patrick Wilken (
Sat, 28 Aug 1999 17:52:23 +1000

>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:

So? He's a politician. Their whole existence is based on creating laws and spending other people's money. A bad thing: No argument there.

I was responding to Kathryn's mail suggesting that it was a bad thing that he was saying that locals should decide what they teach. Freedom implies that stupid people are free to do stupid things.

ciao, patrick

Patrick Wilken
Editor:        PSYCHE: An International Journal of Research on Consciousness
Board Member:      The Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness