In the brief clip below, Katie Couric makes a bold claim about Creationism:
Actually, here’s her quotation:
“But if schools want to dispute the notion of evolution or give students an alternative theory like Creationism, perhaps it should be taught in Religion class, not Science.
Wow. Science ought to be taught in a Science classroom. That takes balls.
While I’m glad she said it, here’s why it’s ineffective.
First, she says this as if it’s a unique opinion. Earth-shattering, it is not. It’s what any educated person would have said.
Second, Creationism is best suited for discussion in a Mythology class, not a Religion class.
Finally, why the qualifier? “Perhaps it should be taught in Religion class”? Perhaps?! Why not use your anchorperson powers and call out these Creation-proponents for what they are: zealots who are illegally pushing for their faith to be taught as a legitimate scientific theory when in fact their belief has no basis in reality, has never withstood any scientific rigor, and has no business being taught to students who want a quality education.
If she said something like that, I might actually watch her.
(via Atheist Media Blog)