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Scientists fight back (sorry, the Baltimore Sun has changed the url on this article and I can't currently find the new one; meanwhile, read about the evolutionary scientist quoted below who's waging this battle) with a new book on evolution and creationism, only one of which belongs in classrooms.

Mike Huckabee, you might guess, is a poster child for the need for such a booklet to take the the country's schools.

"Our public schools should present both evolution and creationism," Huckabee told the Christian Broadcasting Network. "I would not support public schools teaching only creationism. Evolution is a theory based on a lot of science, so it must be part of the curriculum."

Members of the NAS panel also made their point: Although faith and acceptance of evolution need not be incompatible, creationism does not belong in a science classroom.

"I would worry that a president who does not believe in evolution would not believe in other [scientific] arguments as well," said Francisco Ayala, professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology at University of California, Irvine, who chaired the panel that wrote the book. "That is a way to lead the country to ruin. If all the other countries that are chasing us are behaving rationally, we are doomed."

 

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