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    Wednesday, August 31, 2005

    Religion Is The New Sex: Teaching Creationism

    Laurie Goodstein runs down the new Pew study in the Times, which finds that almost two-thirds of Americans want creationism taught alongside evolution in schools. A lot of Left bloggers have a serious problem with this. But I must confess that I don't really get it.

    Okay, so we teach creationism in school. We don't replace evolution; we supplement it with its opposing theories. If the evidence is so compelling, students will be more likely to believe in evolution. Otherwise, we have the very same students learning one thing at home and one thing at school.

    We Dems keep talking about reaching out and compromising and learning from the strategies of the Right, but it seems the only thing anyone wants to sacrifice or compromise on is women's rights (see today's post on Iraq). I'd rather this than abortion or gay rights. And we are at a point where we're going to have to sacrifice something.

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