I heard this on the radio yesterday morning, but by the time I got home I could not remember what it was I had heard and wanted to blog about. Well, I figured someone else would mention it to jog my memory. And someone else did!
Steve Benen at the Washington Monthly posted today with the same thought (but better expressed) as I blogged yesterday. At the end, he postscripts
Just as an aside, Perry also believes public-school science classes should present students with both science and religion, assuming young people are “smart enough to figure out which one is right.” Here’s a radical idea: maybe Perry should consider a similar approach to sex-ed?
Well, yes, maybe he should consider a similar approach to sex-ed. That would be refreshing. But my thought is that Perry assumes young people are smart enough to figure out which one is right despite the fact that he himself is not smart enough to do so. But of course, he is smart enough. He “knows” that creationism is right! So he figures kids are smart enough to always choose creationism? He figures that some kids will choose creationism and some science and he’s OK with that?
Of course, it is not a matter of choice. Too bad Perry isn’t smart enough to figure that out.