Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Electing Anti-Evolution President Will Lead Nation to Ruin

I feel another huge "Amen" coming on. The Christian Post published this article and it should be a must read for voters! Sure, let's elect a president who doesn't seem to understand science, that's a way to get things done! What other things does he not believe in? How will that color his/her presidency? Potential scary times ahead! Some of the lines in this article I liked include:

"The logic that convinces us that evolution is a fact is the same logic we use to say smoking is hazardous to your health" Could you imagine what would happen if a candidate said smoking wasn't a health hazard? The voters would tear them up! But we seem to be pretty complacent about a candidate who says they don't believe in evolution.

Francisco Ayala, a professor of biological sciences at the University of California, Irvine, however, says creationism should not be taught in schools at all. “We don’t teach astrology as an alternative to astronomy, or witchcraft as an alternative to medicine. We must not teach creationism as an alternative to evolution,” he said.

The article reported that Mike Huckabee is" . . . against restricting students to learning only one idea when others exist." I can agree with this in principle, but since there are no scientific alternatives to evolution it should be a moot point -- but it isn't. He feels Evolution is just a theory, and he stated that he doesn't expect Creationism to be taught in school, just what alternatives is he talking about?

So either we are running a risk of electing someone who is against science, or we are running a risk of electing a pandering politician. I have so much trouble telling them apart these days! I wonder what they would say in a speech to the National Academies of Science about their 'feelings' on evolution? I am pretty sure that giving a speech as a Baptist church would have a very different message!

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