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Blue v.s. Red

Posted by Tan on February 12, 2005

Q1) The divide in the U.S.A is often referred to as "blue-state Americans v.s. red-state Americans".

Why blue for more liberal Americans (Democrats) and red for more conservative Americans (Republicans)?

Q2) Is it true that in some schools in red states Creationism is taught in a science class and Darwinism is dismissed or ignored as unimportant or just a fiction? If true, how long has this been going on? Which states?
I was so shocked when I heard this from an American friend....