Thursday, February 05, 2009
But what would this ghost, who would find the separation of church and state unthinkably radical, have to say about the legal battles over evolution being waged across America?
An indifferent student, Darwin preferred the outdoors to the schoolhouse and once confessed, "Observing, thinking & some reading beat, in my opinion, all systematic education." My guess is that Darwin would urge the children of Austin to take advantage of all the mayhem to sneak out while the adults aren't looking--and, equipped with magnifying glasses and notebooks, take to nature and draw their own conclusions.
- Kathryn Tabb, "The Debate Over Intelligent Design," Forbes, Feb. 5, 2009