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O'Reilly Calls National Academy Of Sciences Fascist

Reported by Deborah - August 2, 2005

President Bush stated yesterday during a press conference that he believes that schools should discuss intelligent design alongside evolution when teaching kids about the creation of life. Bill O'Reilly not only defended this position tonight, he accused the National Academy Of Sciences of fascism because they rejected Intelligent Design. 8/02/05

O'Reilly acted as if it was perfectly reasonable for Bush to announce that Intelligent Design and Evolution be taught together. He used the usual spin about Intelligent Design claiming that it stems from a belief that life is too complex and must have been created by a higher power.

The National Academy of Sciences made this objection to the inclusion of Intelligent Design into school curriculum and O'Reilly called them fascist.

''The claim that equity demands balanced treatment of evolutionary theory and special creation in science classrooms reflects a misunderstanding of what science is and how it is conducted," the academy said in a 1999 assessment. ''Creationism, intelligent design, and other claims of supernatural intervention in the origin of life
or of species are not science because they are not testable by the methods of science."

Dr Paul Gross, author of Creationism's Trojan Horse, joined the discussion and really made Bill twist his words. Gross immediately made it clear that the Intelligent Design theory is anti science and does not belong in the classroom.

When O'Reilly realized that he had no argument and looked like a fool, he brought abortion into the debate asking Dr Gross if he would teach his students about performing an abortion without telling them that it was morally wrong. Gross replied , "You would have to be in first year medical school in Obstetrics class." Bill didn't like that warning Gross that he was going to lose the audience. Somehow it didn't look like Paul Gross cared about losing O'Reilly's audience.

comment:It's hard to believe that Bill Oreilly, former teacher, would actually endorse this idea proposed by Bush. In fact, the idea that our President in the 21st century is so twisted by this radical right wing insanity is chilling.

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