Davis, an especially virulent member of the radical right, tried in 2005 to get so-called intelligent design taught in Missouri public schools. Of course she failed, miserably; her bill didn't even come up for a vote in the full House.
But never fear. Much like the vampire, Cynthia Davis refuses to die. This week she vowed to reintroduce her ID legislation in the 2006 session. The Kansas City Star says Gov. Matt Blunt "earlier this year indicated he would at least consider intelligent design proposals."
According to the paper, Blunt said:
"I believe evolution is a theory, and there are other acceptable theories to explain the creation of Earth and the creation of man. I generally believe such decisions are best left to school districts."
Cynthia Davis, meanwhile, told the paper that she only wants kids to hear "both sides" of this fake controversy:
"For years, the proponents of evolution have asked the students to just take a lot by faith: Time plus magic equals life," she said. "There are some parts of evolution that don't add up."