From: "J Alex"
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Subject: Re: trying to fool "the media"
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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 13:44:10 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.
> >>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1866476.stm
> >>> "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]
Ah. Then most likely pandering to his base.