1999-08-29 Gore waffling in debate over teaching of creationism

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<hide> <let name=data index=Date>1999-08-29</let> <let name=data index=Topics>\Al Gore\creationism\problem links\2000 US presidential race</let> <let name=data index=URL>http://www.atheists.org/flash.line/evol5.htm</let> <let name=data index=Title>Gore waffling in debate over teaching of creationism?</let> <let name=data index=TextShort>“According to Eisner, "Several hours" after the initial statement, Cabrera called Reuters again to insist "the vice president supports the right of school boards to teach creationism within the context of religious courses and not science courses."”</let> <let name=data index=Text> This URL does not work as of 2009-06-29; the problem may be temporary or permanent. Another excerpt from the same article is here, and a CNN report on the same news item is here.

According to this account, vice presidential spokesman Alejandro Cabrera declared, "The vice president favors the teaching of evolution in public schools. Obviously, that decision should and will be made at the local level and localities should be free to decide to teach creationism as well."

According to Eisner, "Several hours" after the initial statement, Cabrera called Reuters again to insist "the vice president supports the right of school boards to teach creationism within the context of religious courses and not science courses."

It's not clear that this claimed quote is accurate, or accurately reflects Gore's views; see 2007-10-02 Collins and Broder and all the Raccoons played a sick, stupid old ball game.</let> </hide><if not flag=$including><let name=docat val=1 /><call ShowLinkData /></if>