Miss USA Pageant Winner One of Two Contestants to Back Evolution [Video]

Beautiful AND SMART

I admit, the only time I even notice beauty pageants is when one of the contestants flubs a response and video of the embarrassing moment makes the YouTube rounds.

This time, though, I’m taking notice because of a cogent answer, one that could be seen as a victory for science. Tanya Somanader of Think Progress recounts in her excellent blog post an answer given by 21-year-old Alyssa Campanella, a self-described science geek who won the Miss USA competition last night.

Responding to the question of whether evolution should be taught in schools, Campanella affirmed her position on evolution and its rightful place in the classroom. She and Miss Massachusetts, Alida D’Angona, were the only two of the 51 contestants to back Darwin.

Meanwhile, the other contestants revealed a sad misunderstanding of the basics of evolutionary science–and of science in general.

So kudos to this year’s Miss USA winner for sticking up for science and to the pageant organizers for the daring question. Read the entire Think Progress blog post here.

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One Response to Miss USA Pageant Winner One of Two Contestants to Back Evolution [Video]

  1. RALPH says:

    AMERICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMEN MAY INDEED BE AMERICA’S MOST BRILLIANT!!!!!

    THESE LOVELY LADIES, CONTESTANTS IN THIS YEAR’S MISS USA CONTEST, ARE VERY THOUGHTFUL AND ARTICULATE ON THE MATTER OF TEACHING HUMAN MONKEY-ANCESTRY IN AMERICA’S SCHOOLS!!!!!

    MANY ARE WILLING TO EXPLORE THIS QUESTION, BUT IN A WELL-INFORMED, SOBER, CRITICAL AND ANALYTIC WAY, JUXTAPOSING THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION AGAINST THE LIGHT OF CREATION SCIENCE!!!!!

    IT IS DISTURBING, HOWEVER, TO HEAR WHAT BRITTANY THELEMANN OF MINNESOTA HAD TO SAY (7:20 TO 7:40 INTO THE RECORDING) ABOUT WHAT POPERY IS PREACHING TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN AMERICA!!!!

    EVOLUTION IS PROMOTED BY JESUITS!!!!!!

    AMERICAPHILE MINISTRIES WOULD ENCOURAGE THE OTHER CONTESTANTS TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WITNESS TO HER SO THAT SHE WILL COME OUT OF BABYLON AND BECOME RAPTURE-READY!!!!!

    HERE, THIS SUNDAY, MANY DEAR LOST ROMAN CATHOLICS WILL FIND QUITE A SURPRISE UNDER THEIR WINDSHIELD WIPERS AFTER MASS!!!!!!

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

    http://americaphile.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/beautiful-american-minds/

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