McCain Will Deliver Speech for Creationists

Republican presidential-hopeful Senator John McCain is going from bad to worse. Think Progress is reporting that McCain will deliver the keynote address for the Discovery Institute, the most vocal anti-evolution pro-creationism organization in the country.

…on February 23, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will be the keynote speaker for the most prominent creationism advocacy group in the country. The Discovery Institute, a religious right think-tank, is well-known for its strong opposition to evolutionary biology and its advocacy for “intelligent design.” The institute’s main financial backer, savings and loan heir Howard Ahmanson, spent 20 years on the board of the Chalcedon Foundation, “a theocratic outfit that advocates the replacement of American civil law with biblical law.”

The Think Progress article points out how McCain stated as recently as last year that he believed in evolution and that creationism should not be taught in science classes. Apparently his beliefs are whatever is politically expedient for him at the moment.

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Another Reason To Love Richard Dawkins

From the Beyond Belief 2006 Conference in San Diego, CA. Full-length videos from that event here.