Interesting reading from a card-carrying conservative, intended for those carrying on the debate in recent NA Health postings:
NA Health: New Data on Hops (see the comments section)
NA Health: The Beauty of Creation
Social conservatives threaten fragile coalition, by George Will (November 17, 2005).
Excerpts from the Will column:
The storm-tossed and rudderless Republican Party should particularly ponder the vote last week in Dover, Pa., where all eight members of the school board seeking re-election were defeated. This expressed the community's wholesome exasperation with the board's campaign to insinuate religion, in the guise of ''intelligent design'' theory, into high school biology classes, beginning with a required proclamation that evolution ''is not a fact.''
But it is. And President Bush's straddle on that subject -- ''both sides'' should be taught -- although intended to be anodyne, probably was inflammatory, emboldening social conservatives ...
... ''It does me no injury,'' said Thomas Jefferson, ''for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.'' But it is injurious, and unneighborly, when zealots try to compel public education to infuse theism into scientific education.
Our friend HB, a "zealot"? Say it ain't so, HB.