Thursday, March 25, 2004

Feathered Dinosaurs and Fundamentalists

I went to the library with my four-year old today and noticed a book on feathered dinosaurs. It was in the Kid Section but I checked it out for myself (great thing about having kids--if I'd gone in alone, I'd be talking to a cop about now).

There were dozens of books about dinosaurs and none that I saw even presented "Intelligent Design" or Creationism. This is a fairly conservative area(I passed a number of "Bush" and "10 Commandment" yard signs on the way) but there wasn't even an attempt to counter evolution. I wonder if Fundamentalist parents let their kids read about dinosaurs. Or is that the first step towards a "Science is Bad" mentality?

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