Gore: schools should teach creationism


Recall a few short weeks ago, when the Mainstream Media and Democratic spokesmen and activists roundly criticized President Bush for his belief that  schools should discuss "intelligent design" alongside evolution when teaching students about the creation of life? He went on to state that

"part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought. You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes...."

Many people on the left ridiculed the President for his views, basically characterizing him as a mountebank and Neanderthal. This was so, despite the fact that education is a process and often reaches its potential as competing theories are debated. This criticism also flew in the face of the views of a majority of Americans who support teaching both evolution and creationism (a synonym for "intelligent design") .

But, ironically and not reported in the MSM, Former Senator, Vice President, and Presidential candidate Al Gore ALSO supported the teaching of creationism in schools.  In 1999, his spokesman declared that the decisions over teaching about the origin of life

"should be made at the local level and localities should be free to decide to teach creationism as well".

While a spokesman may make gaffes, keep in mind that as Vice—President, Gore had on his desk a placard with the motto "WWJD"—an acronym for "What Would Jesus Do?".
So Mr. Science and Reason (Gore) may have more in common with the religious and pedagogical views of George Bush than many appreciate.

Ed Lasky   9 15 05