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McCain OKs teaching 'intelligent design' in schools
Michael Roston
Published: Wednesday May 9, 2007
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Senator John McCain appears to have suggested that theories other than evolution should be taught to students in biology classes, according to a blog post at the Christian Broadcasting Network's website.

"Senator McCain believes evolution is supported by science, but that we shouldn’t be afraid to expose students to other theories," wrote McCain's campaign, according to a report a David Brody blog.

Brody then added, "Sounds like he's OK with Creationism being taught as well. That should make certain Evangelicals happy."

During last Thursday's Republican debate, Senator McCain was asked if he believed in evolution.

"I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also," the Arizona Republican said.

Three of the Republican candidates said that they did not believe in evolution: Sen. Sam Brownback (KS), former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and Rep. Tom Tancredo (CO).

Brody's full blog post can be read at this link.