So if I stipulate that Sen. Obama's non answer was really an answer, is Gov. Palin really favoring "Creationist indoctrination" (my quotes for paraphrasing purposes)?
Sounds more like an early lesson in how to answer (or not answer) land mine type questions.
'Creation science' enters the race
GOVERNOR: Palin is only candidate to suggest it should be discussed in schools.
...That she is unable to figure out "creationism" is not a scientific theory is enough for me to disqualify her for any decision making role in government. Especially one where she might have an influence over the intellectual development of children. Anyone who favors indoctrination instead of education should be barred from public service. Jim
By TOM KIZZIA
Anchorage Daily News
Published: October 27, 2006
Last Modified: October 30, 2006 at 09:40 AM
The volatile issue of teaching creation science in public schools popped up in the Alaska governor's race this week when Republican Sarah Palin said she thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution in the state's public classrooms.
Palin was answering a question from the moderator near the conclusion of Wednesday night's televised debate on KAKM Channel 7 when she said, "Teach both. You know, don't be afraid of information. Healthy debate is so important, and it's so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both."...
...In an interview Thursday, Palin said she meant only to say that discussion of alternative views should be allowed to arise in Alaska classrooms:
"I don't think there should be a prohibition against debate if it comes up in class. It doesn't have to be part of the curriculum."
She added that, if elected, she would not push the state Board of Education to add such creation-based alternatives to the state's required curriculum.
Members of the state school board, which sets minimum requirements, are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.
"I won't have religion as a litmus test, or anybody's personal opinion on evolution or creationism," Palin said.
Palin has occasionally discussed her lifelong Christian faith during the governor's race but said teaching creationism is nothing she has campaigned about or even given much thought to.
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