palin-starbucks-evolution-cup.thumbnail.jpgWe know Sarah Palin gets speech ideas from Starbucks cups. Last week she quoted Madeline Albright after reading the former secretary of state’s words with her caffeine fix. I hope Palin’s next mocha gets served up in this model:

"Evolution as described by Charles Darwin is a scientific theory, abundantly reconfirmed, explaining physical phenomena by physical causes. Intelligent design is a faith-based initiative in rhetorical argument. Should we teach Intelligent Design in America’s public schools? Yes, let’s do it — not as science, but alongside other spiritual beliefs, such as Islam, Zoroastrianism, and the Hindu idea that the Earth rests on Chukwa, the giant turtle."–David Quammen.

Photo by Colin Purrington. Full-sized image here.

Lindsay Beyerstein

Lindsay Beyerstein