If you think what goes on politically and religiously and scientific-educationally in the USA has no bearing anywhere else, then I’d like a hit of whatever it is you’re taking. Spend a few minutes listening to Sarah Palin, Republican Vice Presidential running mate to John McCain. This, and her advocating of creationist teachings, are, I suppose, none too remarkable; just continuation of the incumbent conservative religious right’s mantra. But then put these together with what Brian Clegg highlighted earlier today, and shouldn’t we call it what it is?
Call me oversensitive (perhaps); call me biased (which I’m not). But why does this not provoke greater furore? The thought of crusading totalitarian fascists in The White House. Fascinating.