This is my favorite story of the day:
The newly crowned Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella, 21, of Los Angeles said:
I was taught evolution in high school. I do believe in it. I’m a huge science geek…I like to believe in the big bang theory and, you know, the evolution of humans throughout time.
Of course, other contestants did not share Ms. Campanella’s views:
Three were flat out opposed: Miss Kentucky, home state of the Creation Museum; Miss Alaska who assures us “each of us was individually created by God for a purpose;” and Miss Alabama who doesn’t believe in evolution.
Could the newly crowned Miss USA serve as a role model for young girls interested in science, but not wanting to be labeled a geek or a nerd? As a father of a young daughter, I sure hope so.