[thechat] The Origin of the Human Species

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Tue Sep 17 15:27:00 CDT 2002


 From the "what came first: the Adam or the baby" department:


With 73 words, it's a little longer than the Lord's Prayer and a lot
shorter than the Gettysburg Address.

While the Santorum amendment doesn't claim to save souls or heal the
republic, the little paragraph of unremarkable prose - tucked into a
congressional conference committee report attached to the federal No Child
Left Behind Act - has still sparked its share of debate. Supporters of the
amendment say it sends a message to educators that Congress believes
concepts that counter Darwinian evolution should be taught in science classes.


(don't even ask why I'm reading cleveland.com :)

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