Archive for April 12th, 2011
Economist Jeffrey Sachs appeared on Democracy Now. Sachs, an economist, is director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, also president and co-founder of Millennium Promise Alliance. He finds the deal to be absurd for reasons he states below:
You can view the transcript of this interview here.
There is currently a strong suite of Discovery Institute bills running through state legislatures to allow “alternative theories” to be taught in science classes. See list here: Antievolution Legislation Scorecard. There is not a direct link back to the Discovery Institute, but it is their wording, seen before and passed in places like Texas and Louisiana and Tennessee.
From a legal standpoint, the bills look harmless, closely resembling intellectual freedom policies. But the point is clearly to sow confusion about the difference between science and just making things up, especially in regard to evolution and climate science.
Hemant Mehta suggests that it would only be fair to show this video in churches where the churches put their books into science classes.