A News Cut reader forwards this video of an ABC News segment about a group that takes schoolchildren on a tour of a natural history museum to reinforce its teachings on creationism. Interesting enough, although I admit the part I found the most interesting is when the tour guides ask the kids to fill in the blanks of their questions. “And that’s called…. ……. …….. right, circular reasoning.” Also note the part where they ask the kids the question, the kids start shaking their heads in the affirmative and say “no.”
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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