Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, we've already had in the last week the sight of three Republican contenders for the US Presidency admit they don't "believe" in evolution. Now look at this pickle Senator McCain has got himself into over teaching creationism in...yes you've guessed it school science lessons. Melissa Rogers reports:
"Senator John McCain's staff answers some of the Hotline's questions about McCain's views on evolution, creationism, intelligent design, and their places in elementary and secondary public school education. Here's the bottom line, as described by the Hotline:
McCain believes in evolution, personally believes that :"intelligent design" "creationism" shouldn't be taught in SCIENCE class, but is willing to leave that decision up to the states, ultimately, and also, believes that students should be exposed to the theory elsewhere, presumably in religion or social studies class."
As with David Cameron Senator McCain seems to think truth should be devolved to local committees vulnerable to capture by religious activists - leadership certainly is not the word that comes to mind.