Cedric spoke of “academia” and “grants,” so I surmised that he had in mind colleges and universities. I suppose that “academia” could include high schools as well, but that would be a rather eccentric usage. Creationism has indeed lost badly in the marketplace of ideas at most reputable colleges and universities, and I think it ill becomes a conservative to complain about losing in the free market. It seems to suggest the desire for a sort of intellectual affirmative action, or set-aside, which is anything but conservative. And, it’s not as though creationists don’t have supportive places to go to college, though to be sure they don’t have as many choices. But then again, we conservatives are supposed to reject the entitlement mentality.
I agree, I do not believe I am “entitled.”
Except that. . .
I am forced to pay tax dollars for public education.
Just as we conservatives may agree, we do not want our taxpayer funding to teach Keynesian economics at our public schools!
The solution, for me, is to stop public education. I simply don’t support it, in principle, although I do wish all the little schoolkids and teachers well. I just don’t approve of the entire idea.
However, in the meantime, asking for creation science to be presented as an alternative theory is not asking for affirmative action, I don’t think. Particularly since Gallup polls etc. show that less than half of Americans believe in evolution, even after all this time.
“PRINCETON, NJ — On the eve of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, a new Gallup Poll shows that only 39% of Americans say they “believe in the theory of evolution,” while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36% don’t have an opinion either way.”