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Subject: Re: trying to fool "the media"
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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 04:05:59 GMT
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J Alex wrote:
> "Brett A. Pasternack" wrote
>> Mark Stahl wrote:
>>> he did not use that exact quote (apologies); what he said was that
>>> "the jury is still out"... even worse, IMO.
>>> "On the issue of evolution," he said, "the verdict is still out on
>>> how God created the Earth."
>> Which shows that he not only is unaware that evolution has been
>> proven true, but also that he is completely oblivious to what the
>> term even means.
> The first thing that leaps to mind is that he was pandering to his
> base. The second (and, given that it is from the BBC, not unlikely)
> is that the snippet poorly represents what he was saying. I'm
> interested in reading the sentences before and after this one (I
> couldn't find them, though).
A cursory search has turned up the following:
[begin] Texas Gov. George W. Bush, the Republican front-runner, has more
directly endorsed the teaching of creationism, using language familiar
to the rejuvenated religious movement. "I believe children ought to be
exposed to different theories about how the world started," Bush said at
a campaign appearance last week in New Orleans.
"He [Bush] believes both creationism and evolution ought to be taught,"
his spokeswoman Mindy Tucker elaborated to Reuters. "He believes it is a
question for states and local school boards to decide but believes both
ought to be taught." [end]
This was from August, 1999, I beleive right after the Kansas Board of
Education decided to stop teaching evolution in science class and
testing knowledge of this in standardized tests (Yay standards!).
But regarding the first quote, I must say it's frustrating not to be
able to find the full text!