Michele Bachmann was recently challenged by a high school sophomore to a debate on the U.S. Constitution and U.S. history (and got vile insults and threats for that). Bachmann would have lost if she’d gone up against a pre-schooler, but that’s not important now.
What is important is that yet another teenager is smarter than Bachmann. He’s seventeen and literally puts her to shame (well, so do most of us, but he does it so well, so intelligently, and so thoroughly that I’ve decided to adopt him).
Here’s a sample, but go over to his place for the whole thing. This is a must-read:
Intelligent design is another name for creationism. [...]
Congresswoman Bachmann, I see your “hundreds” of scientists, and raise you millions of scientists.
For the next hand, I raise you 43 Nobel Laureate scientists. That’s right: 43 Nobel Laureate scientists have endorsed our effort to repeal Louisiana’s creationism law.
Major science organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which represents over 10 million scientists, have publicly endorsed the repeal.
Congresswoman Bachmann, you claim that Nobel Laureates support creationism. Show me your hand. If you want to be taken seriously by voters while you run for President, back up your claims with facts. Can you match 43 Nobel Laureates, or do you fold?
Role reversal seems to be trending these days. It’s good to see that some students still care about what it means to get a proper education, as opposed to some of our elected officials, who are doing everything in their power to prevent it by abolishing public schools and rewriting text books.
Let’s hope intelligence, as opposed to intelligent design, comes back into fashion.