I can’t tell you how much I wish Huckabee was still in the Republican race. When he opens his mouth the stream of absurdities that comes forth is simply joyous to behold.
So to be clear, 150 years of multidisciplinary scientific evidence means Evolution is just “dogma” while there is “growing evidence” in support of Intelligent Design…we just haven’t found any of it yet.
That is just fantastic…and by fantastic I mean astonishingly ignorant.
Not surprisingly our current president is in the same camp as this dim opportunist. But this begs the question of where do our current crop of presidential candidates stand on this litmus test of rational thinking faculties?
John McCain: (FAIL) In an August 2005 interview with Arizona Daily Star Sen. John McCain endorsed teaching “intelligent design” in the nation’s schools because like Bush he believes
“all points of view should be available to students studying the origins of mankind. The theory of intelligent design says life is too complex to have developed through evolution, and that a higher power must have had a hand in guiding it.”
Sorry John, just because you don’t understand evolution and the science behind it you don’t get to peddle whatever superstition is most popular in science class. FAIL!
Barack Obama: (PASS) In a recent interview Obama said
“I’m a Christian, and I believe in parents being able to provide children with religious instruction without interference from the state. But I also believe our schools are there to teach worldly knowledge and science. I believe in evolution, and I believe there’s a difference between science and faith. That doesn’t make faith any less important than science. It just means they’re two different things. And I think it’s a mistake to try to cloud the teaching of science with theories that frankly don’t hold up to scientific inquiry.”
I can work with that. Teach whatever nuttiness you want to at home but science class is reserved for real science and not rebranded religion. PASS!
Hillary Clinton: (PASS and FAIL): While it was surprisingly difficult to find her position on this it wasn’t surprising that the best quote I found showed her being as vague as possible trying to play both sides of the issue. Following a speech critiquing the Bush administration’s science policies, Clinton said
“I believe in evolution, and I am shocked at some of the things that people in public life have been saying. I believe that our founders had faith in reason and they also had faith in God, and one of our gifts from God is the ability to reason.”
Ah yes, the old I believe we evolved over millions of years…but God the creator gave us reason. That type of parsing and equivocating is exactly why I cannot stand Hillary Clinton. Can you not take a stand on something as simple and clear cut as this? Either show us that you have the reasoning skills of a fifth grader or you let your religious freak flag fly…but please just pick one! I changed my mind…FAIL!