In an online column for the Washington Post yesterday, world renowned biologist Richard Dawkins writes an excellentl indictment of Republicans and specifically Rick Perry for his dismissal of the scientific fact of evolution. This column is definitely worth the read. His assertion that “intellect, knowledge and linguistic mastery are mistrusted by Republican voters” couldn’t be more true. Do we need any more proof than Christine O’Donnell, Michelle Bachmann and Sharon Angle? Money quote (emphasis mine): A politician’s attitude to evolution is perhaps not directly important in itself. It can have unfortunate consequences on education and science policy but, compared to Perry’s and the [...]
For those unfamiliar with the ongoing saga at La Sierra University, the school is being attacked by a fundamentalist witch hunt led by Shane Hilde and Sean Pitman who want the school to lose accreditation and stop teaching the science of evolution in favor of their narrow beliefs. They have set up a website, “Educate Truth,” to try and force the University to only teach what subscribes to their narrow views. They have been unrelenting, despite the fact that they have no evidence apart from hearsay from a few students with grudges against certain teachers. It will come as a [...]
Will they ever get over themselves? Seriously? When will people decide enough is enough with this ridiculous witch hunt? I honestly thought they would be done by now. When will church leaders decide enough is enough from these thoroughly discredited hacks? First, they make baseless accusations against La Sierra University. Then, Pacific Union College. Now they’re on the warpath against Andrews.