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Physicist Lawrence Krauss rips creationists: It is like the Taliban

Physicist Lawrence Krauss on Tuesday defended calling the teaching creationism a form of child abuse, saying that withholding education was harmful. Krauss acknowledged on The David Pakman Show that teaching creationism to children was not on the same level as sexual abuse, but insisted it should still be considered abusive…

Tennessee opens door to creationism in schools

A law to allow public school teachers to challenge the scientific consensus on issues like climate change and evolution will soon take effect in Tennessee. State governor Bill Haslam allowed the bill — passed by the state House and Senate — to become law without signing it, saying he did not believe the legislation “changes the scientific standards that…

New Jersey Gov. Christie: Let schools teach creationism

New Jersey Gov. Christie (R) dodged questions over the teaching of creationism in schools at a press conference Thursday morning, claiming that school districts should be able to decide for themselves. “Evolution is required teaching,” Christie said. “If there’s a certain school district that also wants to teach creationism, that’s…

Minnesota Gov. wants to protect kids from cross-dressing elementary-school teachers

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has been busy working to shore up the support of his conservative base as he mulls a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. This could explain his views in the following Newsweek interview, in which he enumerates his belief in creationism and announces that…

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