Tuesday, August 23, 2005

We Don't Get to Vote on the Truth

Matthew Yglesias notes that 55% of Americans believe that our children ought to be taught evolution, creationism, and "intelligent design." His point seems to be that truth and reason aren't testing well with target audiences, and so we ought to come up with some more persuasive marketing.

How's this? Teach your kids science or else their children and grandchildren will be too busy digging for grubs with sticks to worry about any "controversy."

The real problem, of course, is that so few adult Americans ever learned any science. Witness the witless ID reports in The New York Times this past week.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mr. H.K. said...

Pat Robertson could teach Political Science, too.

Where can I get my application?

7:18 AM  
Blogger ME Strauss said...

You have a point there. Though I might say that your persuasive approach might have something to do with the name of your blog. :)

Thanks for an afternoon grin.

smiles,
me-Liz

7:23 PM  

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