When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

13 October 2005

A lovely lede

Ledes like this are one of the biggest reasons I enjoy The Economist every single week:
Half of all Americans either don't know or don't believe that living creatures evolved. And now a Pennsylvania school board is trying to keep its pupils ignorant. It is the kind of story about America that makes secular Europeans chortle smugly before turning to the horoscope page...
Ouch. That's gonna leave a mark.

Right after that off-handed pimp-slap, the Economist's American correspondent goes on to deliver a well-reasoned, thorough analysis of the Intelligent Design movement and the implications of the Pennsylvania trial, dubbed "Scopes 2005" by some.

Evolution and intelligent design | Life is a cup of tea | Economist.com

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