Mark v. Dubya (Part II) and Kansas v. Science (Part II)
(broadcast stream) (.mp3 download)
A further dissection of that rare event, the Presidential news conference. Mark tells you what the President is saying…and what he’s NOT saying.
PLUS a report from the Second Scopes Monkey Trial. A political panel of Kansas non-scientists has put evolution on trial in the classic battle of whether the Government may establish Religion in place of scientific truth. The scientists refuse to participate in the “show trial.”
Guest: David Burress(Email: adastrainstitute(at)sbcglobal.net), Founding Member of Kansas Citizens for Sound Science and Founder of the Ad Astra Institute, a new think tank that studies the rhetoric of the radical right takeover in Kansas and progressive responses.
Here’s a fascinating article about the trial, including the surprising link between Kansas creationists and a Turkish cult/terrorist group
Another article in today’s Washington Post about the controversy: Teachers, Scientists Vow to Fight Challenge to Evolution where the theory of evolution, it is pointed out, has no greater or lesser scinetific truth than two other interesting (but yet unproven?) scientific theories: gravity and electricity.
And finally an article on dinosaur remains which raises a question to which I do not know the creationist answer. Since dinosaurs aren’t mentioned in the Bible and are carbon-dated to be more than 10,000 years old, aren’t these remains in and of themselves proof that the story of Genesis 1 should not be taken literally? Was the Earth really formed three days before the Sun? (And if so, how did they calculate the “day”?)