Darwin and the Beauty Pageant
|June 9, 2011||Posted by DonaldM under Evolution, Intelligent Design, Darwinism, Science, Eyes Rolling, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, Society|
Lest there be any lingering doubt about how far Darwinians might go in the enforcement of the dogma, it now appears that even beauty pageant contestants are not immune to consequences for failing to toe the Darwinian line. Contestants in this year’s Miss USA pageant are being asked questions about whether evolution should be taught in public schools. Fox News reports:
In on-camera interviews set to be posted on the official Miss USA website, 2011 pageant hopefuls are being asked if they believe evolution should be taught in schools, and if they would ever pose for nude photographs.
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The article alludes to the well publicized Carrie Prajean incident from the 2009 pageant, when Prajean, then Miss California, was asked a question about gay marriage. Her answer likely cost her the crown, but worse, it later cost her the Miss California title. Fast forward to 2011, and it seems that now questions about evolution, among other things, are being used as litmus tests to ensure that contestant have all the right politically correct ideas.
“The pageant officials are intimidating contestants into answering questions a certain way that are deemed ‘politically correct’ while discriminating against their own belief and opinions,” says publicist Angie Meyer, who has worked with the Miss USA organization. “The Miss USA organization is choosing topics that are not only controversial, but intimidating.”
Anyone familiar with the evolution/intelligent design debates is well familiar with how intimidation works.
Fail to toe the line and it might cost you your reputation, tenure or even your job. Now, we must make sure that even our beauty queens toe the line or else. If the evidence for the theory were so overwhelming, the gestapo tactics used to enforce it would not be necessary. As many here on UD have often said, there is way more than just science at stake here. In the case of the Miss USA pageant, it is ironic that evolution would be one of the litmus tests in the face of such overwhelming evidence for intelligent design staring everyone at the pageant in the face!