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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Creationist Plank in the Minnesota Republican Platform

PZ Myers points it out.

Here's the one that really gets me, though.

Protecting educators from disciplinary action for including discussion of creation science, adopting science standards that acknowledge the scientific controversies pertaining to the theory of evolution.

There isn't anything in there about improving science education, or even an acknowledgment of the importance of science; just this lame stance excusing bad teachers for peddling nonsense in the classroom. It's official. It's in the state party platform. Minnesota Republicans are creationists.

What's interesting is when the creationism is pointed out, creationist politicians such as Michele Bachmann and Cheri Pierson Yecke tend to scuttle for cover.