McCain mutiny

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Aug 24, 2005

I rather like Arizona Senator John McCain. He seems level-headed, thoughtful, and unwilling to toe the party line if he disagrees with it.

Or I should say, I liked him, until this came out.

McCain told the Star that, like Bush, he believes "all points of view" should be available to students studying the origins of mankind.

To be fair, this is a small quotation, and I don't have the whole story yet. Still, we've seen this before. As usual, I assume he doesn't mean the Greek Pantheon, Babylonian creation myths, Native American dream legends, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or the Great Green Arkleseizure, for that matter.

Given McCain's history, he may simply be trying not to offend a proportion of his constituency. Still, it would be interesting to try to push for these other myths to be taught alongside ID. Can you imagine how the ID proponents would react if, say, someone advocated that out-and-out atheism should be taught alongside ID? I wonder how they'd react to that... they did say "all points of view", didn't they?

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