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Most Beauty Queens Believe Evolution Shouldn’t Be Taught In Schools [VIDEO]

Most Beauty Queens Believe Evolution Shouldn’t Be Taught In Schools [VIDEO]

Thank goodness the Miss America pageant still offers scholarships to their winners, because it looks like a lot of the women participating could use them.  When asked whether evolution should be taught in schools, most replied no, or that it should be only if Creationism (or “creationatism,” according to Miss Hawaii) is taught to.

Then there’s Miss Indiana.  “I don’t know. I think we should leave that up to the government. I’m not sure.  I think a lot of people would have an issue if evolution was taught in school. I think we should just leave that out of the equation.”

In case you were wondering, one of the few contestants who believed in evolution won the crown.

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11:02AM PST on Jan 21, 2012

Being a beauty queen darn sure isn't about intelligence. Case in point: Sarah Palin. Nuff said.

2:37PM PST on Jan 20, 2012

Being a beauty queen isn't about intelligence or critical thinking. It's about tits and ass. I prefer wet T-shirt contests. At least they're honest.

8:10PM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

Sometimes it's embarrassing to be a woman. "Beauty queens" like these, make it hard to make the case that women are equal to men.

8:05PM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

Stupidity, thy name is Beauty Queen.

12:38PM PDT on Jul 5, 2011

@ Beverly O. - It isn't necessary to punch the CAPS LOCK key and SHOUT your opinion - We can see it just fine.

@Flannel D. - LOL! Twenty years! Two decades exploring what various groups of people believe. Seems like a monumental task, doesn't it? Wonder how long it would take for students to lose concentration? ;-)

BTW, Beverly O. - you make a few very valid points - albiet VERY "LOUDLY". We DO spend much too much time passively viewing TV, and especially in believing whatever they spew out. Your idea about reading (and engaging in independent thinking) more is right on the money! We do seem to have forgotten how to think for ourselves as of late. It's a skill that any nation or people desiring to further themselves and their co-inhabitants should consider.

Back in the Sixties, there was the expression, "Question Authority". I believe that it's again time to question that which we're being told. And of course, it's time to gain back our personal power and independent thought!

12:11AM PDT on Jul 5, 2011

But yeah... what?
We still have beauty pageants?
Seriously?
Come on old people, learn to find your porn online like the rest of us.

12:07AM PDT on Jul 5, 2011

Dave G. - Teaching all the creation myths would only take 20 years or so, don't you think?
Maybe it would help the unemployment situation for awhile if kids couldn't even graduate highschool, much less college until they're 30?
Youth suicide and homicide rates might have a drastic spike though..

"Perhaps if you spent any time researching the Bible you would find that a belief in creationism isn't a handicap."

Belief in anything irrational, much less demonstrably false, is a direct handicap and also typically leads to other related handicaps.
Much, if not most of the Bible falls under one or both of those categories.
Though the vast majority of atheists, at least in the US, were once Christians of one stripe or another, and many of us became that way precisely due to spending time reading and researching the Bible, so I do highly recommend it.
In fact, I recommend people read and research most religions and their books to find out just how silly (and similar) they are, but I know it's difficult, especially when most of them prove themselves to have no credibility whatsoever from the very start.

10:03PM PDT on Jul 4, 2011

BOTH SIDES SHOULD BE TAUGHT SO YOU CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION. PERIOD ! ! ! ! WE SHOULDN'T HAVE OTHER PEOPLE MAKING UP OUR MINDS. THAT'S THE PROBLEM IN THE WORLD TODAY. WE JUST SET MINDLESSLY WATCHING TELEVISION AND BELIEVING WHAT EVER WE SEE. WE NEED TO READ
ABOUT EVERYTHING AND SEE WHAT FACTS MAKE SENSE. AND IT MIGHT SURPRISE
YOU WHAT CONCLUSION YOU COME TOO. READ THE BIBLE AND THINK, AND READ DARWIN AND THINK AND DON'T LET OTHERS INTERPRET FOR YOU. YOU MIGHT JUST POSSIBLY BECOME A GROWN-UP IN YOUR THINKING ABILITY.

5:07PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

@Norma V. - RIDICULOUS! If you want to teach the Creation Myth, where do you stop? The Hindi myth? The Sumerians? Native Americans? (There are a LOT of different ideas there, BTW!), Jewish? Moslem? Buddhist? Taoist? Aboriginal? Papuan?

There are So Many Creation stories around the world, many of which offer strikingly different versions of our beginnings. Incidentally, few if any of these are FACT-BASED. How can we tell? There is solid, concrete evidence on this planet as to what has transpired over time, and those with knowledge can read the evidence and assemble the picture.

So, if one is to believe in the Creation Myth, WHOSE do you believe? And what about the rest of them? Aren't they as assured that theirs is "the real truth"? And would they be based on hard evidence, or is it just word-of-mouth again?

SAVE Religion for the CHURCHES, Synagogues, and Mosques. Let schools teach what we already KNOW to be a fact (In this case, the "theory" of Evolution IS based on FACTS, as observed and reported), and let the Theo-Political Institutions teach what they will. But Religion has no more business in Politics than Politics does in Religion!

4:28PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

Teach the spectrum and let students explore different possibilities....

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