Monday, March 14, 2005

Interesting article in the Post

Battle on Teaching Evolution Sharpens (
To fundamentalist Christians, [Southern Baptist minister Terry] Fox said, the fight to teach God's role in creation is becoming the essential front in America's culture war. The issue is on the agenda at every meeting of pastors he attends. If evolution's boosters can be forced to back down, he said, the Christian right's agenda will advance.

“If you believe God created that baby, it makes it a whole lot harder to get rid of that baby,” Fox said. “If you can cause enough doubt on evolution, liberalism will die.”

Like Meyer, Fox is glad to make common cause with people who do not entirely agree.

“Creationism's going to be our big battle. We're hoping that Kansas will be the model, and we're in it for the long haul,” Fox said. He added that it does not matter “who gets the credit, as long as we win.”

I think the point is obvious. Science is the battleground, but the war is over the nature of the country.

It's a nice article, but for some reason, doesn't quote KCFS, Steve Case, or any Kansan science advocates, professors, etc. It might be worth mentioning the indigenous science movement to the reporter.