Thursday, January 24, 2008

This election and evolution

I just came across and article on Raw Story called "US doomed if creationist president elected: scientists". Here's how it gets started:

A day after ordained Baptist minister Mike Huckabee finished first in the opening round to choose a Republican candidate for the White House, scientists warned Americans against electing a leader who doubts evolution.

"The logic that convinces us that evolution is a fact is the same logic we use to say smoking is hazardous to your health or we have serious energy policy issues because of global warming," University of Michigan professor Gilbert Omenn told reporters at the launch of a book on evolution by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

"I would worry that a president who didn't believe in the evolution arguments wouldn't believe in those other arguments either. This is a way of leading our country to ruin," added Omenn, who was part of a panel of experts at the launch of "Science, Evolution and Creationism."

Former Arkansas governor Huckabee said in a debate in May that he did not believe in evolution.

How many times have I said on this blog that we have entered a new Dark Age? Quite a few, I think.


  1. New dark age...

    I was thinking this same thing this morning when I heard on NPR how there are pockets of moslems in the UK which would like to practice sharia law in their communities. It's like the world is going backwards.

  2. Anonymous8:10 PM

    We are already experiencing this danger. Marilyn


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