Re: Gore Shocks Scientists With Creationism Statement

Spike Jones (
Sun, 29 Aug 1999 09:31:18 -0700

Patrick Wilken wrote:

> Presumably the best situation would be to give everybody their money back
> and let them spend it on the schools they want. Ironically this would mean
> much more creationism would be taught, and far less evolution, but if this
> means that more freedom is around perhaps this would all be for the best.

I suspect it would result in the teaching of *more* evolution, along with more creationism perhaps. Right now the U.S. public schools are teaching so little on origins they might as well Kansas-ize anyway. Perhaps if all schools were businesses, teachers would be free to teach. Religious magnet schools would get creationism, science magnet schools would *really teach* evolution, and let the chips fall where they may. Go Lcokheed Bombers! spike