Kevin Beck tells us that finally, Florida has the right spokesman for the creationist situation down there: Carl Hiaasen has written an editorial. If you don’t know Hiaasen, you should — he writes hilarious comic novels that highlight the absurdity of politics and culture and crime in Florida. I’m wondering if he doesn’t see the recent creationist shenanigans in his state as an opportunity for more local color and background research.
He is taking an ironic approach though: it’s all about “boldly going against the flow, in defiance of reason and all known facts,” and you can see that he’s in a win:win situation. If evolution is supported, the state provides better education. If evolution goes down, the state provides more fodder for his books and columns.