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|Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Sep. 23 2008,09:32)|
|Quote (George @ Aug. 10 2008,07:14)|
|Though DUP backbenchers and ministers' wives are making all sorts of silly calls for teaching creationism and other reactionary rubbish, I seriously doubt that this will filter up to government, even DUP cabinet, policy. Not being hopefully naive here. I think the top DUP politicians are hard-headed enough to think of the money. If the establishment gives real support to creationism, that will be a clear signal to biotech and similar companies to invest south of the border (where there are already plenty of financial goodies waiting for them).|
Also, the time NI politicians spend spouting creationist rubbish is time they aren't spending spouting political sectarian rubbish, which is far more dangerous. Creationism is a symptom of political normalisation in the north, and therefore to be almost welcomed, ironically.
I assume it's only the Protestant politicians in NI who are advocating this?
Yes. Specifically, those in the DUP and miscellaneous Silly Parties in its orbit. I'd like to think that the more rational line adopted by Sinn Féin, the SDLP and [most of] the Ulster Unionists (Peter? any views?) is a credit to their seriousness etc etc. But these are, after all, politicians. The DUP has the biblical
literratlisis litrerla the Bible is all true vote sewn up. If there were votes in it for any of the others they'd support teaching cannibalism too.
"People are always looking for natural selection to generate random mutations" - Densye 4-4-2011
JoeG BTW dumbass- some variations help ensure reproductive fitness so they cannot be random wrt it.