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I visited the Bozeman mayor at the Museum of the Rockies. Jeff Krauss talks about the importance of science for our economic future, why he is bothered by creationists, and his past as a blue collar worker at the railroad.
BOZEMAN -- Expressing concern about America's future, Mayor Jeff Krauss said, we need more people to get into science and need to inspire them to get their hands greasy.
The mayor is also finance director at the Museum of the Rockies. Krauss admits that some of his Republican supporters didn't like that he has an office at a place that educates the public about evolution. Last week, I visited the mayor at the museum in Bozeman, Montana. Next to Krauss' mayor certificate is a framed letter certificate showing off his former blue collar days as a carman for the railroad.
Two years ago, Krauss made national headlines when he approved the spending of federal stimulus money for rubber-tiled tennis courts. He's not afraid to stand up for what he believes in, but isn't afraid to get his hands dirty either. (He grows tomatoes outside his window in the summertime).
Nov 27, 2011
Why is the religion of global warming so accepted within some city governments? Since climategate blew the lid off global warming, the truth has shown that there is about as much fact supporting man bear pig as there is creationism.
I love having a mayor who is conservative when it makes sense and liberal when it makes sense... because it shows me that he thinks!
'Tis a sad world when it is newsworthy that the mayor of a city as small as Bozeman, MT. believes in evolution, and a sign of how pervasive the influence of so-called "Christian funadmentalists" (really Dominionists) has become.
...that public officials started believing in science as a way to approach the world. NOT doing so ought to disqualify them from holding public office.
I sympathize with you but a significant fraction of the population does not believe (whatever that means) in science - especially when there is conflict with their bank accounts. Then someone discovers a conflict between science & faith.