Monday, January 29, 2007
Red State Rabble reviews advance copy of Monkey Girl by Edward Humes, along with some excerpts :
"When I said I thought it would be kind of good to learn more about evolution, some other kids started calling me Monkey Girl. 'Cause they said God made them, but that I must've come from chimps... " -- 14-year-old from Dover, PA
...Those who spoke in favor of the ID-inspired revisions supported by the school board's conservative majority had little to say about intelligent design. Instead, they spoke of their heartfelt desire to teach Christian values to their children. Others spoke about their distress at what they took to be attacks on their religious faith. Still others admitted they didn't know much about intelligent design, but if it meant that their children would learn the creation story told in Genesis, they would support it.
"If we come from monkeys, how come there's still monkeys around?" one speaker who identified himself as a minister demanded to know.