White House Petition: Halfway against Creationism

Half-way.  That’s how far the anti-creationism White House petition made it.

Well, almost.  After one month, the petition to President Obama to “ban creationism and intelligent design” attracted a total of 46,070 signatures, just under half of the 100,000 it needed to guarantee Presidential consideration.

What does it mean?  Not much.  Even if the petition had succeeded, it would have only been a symbolic statement about the popularity of anti-creationism.

For the sake of argument, I’m curious how many signatures a petition would get if it asked President Obama to support the right of students to learn about alternatives to evolutionary theory.

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  1. Well, you can create a petition yourself, as an experiment say.

  2. I’m a pro-science atheist and I wouldn’t support such a ban. The government should not be in the business of banning ideas. They should however be in the business of promoting religious freedom and the neutrality of the government in religious matters.


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