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Friday, August 19, 2011

Modern educational theory

Alex Pareene gets nitpicky:

"I hear your mom was asking about evolution," Perry said today. "That's a theory that is out there -- and it's got some gaps in it."

Perry then told the boy: "In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution. I figure you're smart enough to figure out which one is right."

Yep, that's how schools work. You tell kids some things that are true and some things that are made up and you trust that the children will be "smart enough" to figure it out. "America's first three presidents were George Washington, John Adams and the Green Lantern. Good luck on your AP History test."

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/08/19/perry_huntsman_evolution

Of Republican candidates, only Huntsman is willing to state he believes in the theory of evolution.