Just another Texas Republican who doesn't believe in evolution. More about this incident here: http://www.thedailybackground.com/2007/12/21/ron-paul-just-ano...

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Comment by Ghost The Smoker on August 19, 2011 at 6:33pm

These are the Kind of people we never need in the white house. Yeah some of the magic might be gone, But I'm Still Voting for Obama.

Comment by Luke Scientiae on August 19, 2011 at 6:43pm

I put this up because I got a big "Yay Ron Paul" response when I pointed out that Rick Perry is a nutcase Christian.

Comment by Sassan K. on August 19, 2011 at 10:17pm

Paul says "nobody has concrete proof" for evolutionary theory, although he acknowledges that "it's a pretty logical theory." In his view, the intelligent-design concept has more to do with personal beliefs rather than science. "In a libertarian society these beliefs aren't nearly as critical. When you have government schools, it becomes important," he said. "'Are you fair in teaching that the earth could have been created by a creator or it came out of a pop, out of nowhere?' In a personal world, we don't have government dictating and ruling all these things; it's not very important."

Paul voiced strong opposition to federal funding for science education in 2000, saying that "Congress has no constitutional authority to single out any one academic discipline as deserving special emphasis." More recently, Paul was one of two members of Congress voting against a resolution to mark NSF's 60th anniversary.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has called the concern about Earth's changing climate "the greatest hoax I think that has been around for many, many years, if not hundreds of years," based on the Climategate reports (see above). He's opposed to energy subsidies as well as government efforts to control greenhouse-gas emissions. "Pollution can be better taken care of under a private market system, under private property," he said.
Comment by Sassan K. on August 19, 2011 at 10:17pm

The Founding Fathers envisioned a robustly Christian yet religiously tolerant America, with churches serving as vital institutions that would eclipse the state in importance. — Ron Paul

Through perverse court decisions and years of cultural indoctrination, the elitist, secular Left has managed to convince many in our nation that religion must be driven from public view. The justification is always that someone, somewhere, might possibly be offended or feel uncomfortable living in the midst of a largely Christian society, so all must yield to the fragile sensibilities of the few. The ultimate goal of the anti-religious elites is to transform America into a completely secular nation, a nation that is legally and culturally biased against Christianity. — Ron Paul

Comment by Luke Scientiae on August 19, 2011 at 10:24pm

Thanks Sassan. So Ron Paul is even more delusional than I previously thought. *Sigh*

Comment by Darrell Mont on August 20, 2011 at 2:05pm

UGGGGGHHHHH! If I hear one more person say "Its just a theory" Im going to f-ing scream!!!! That's why I don't let my kids listen to music... its JUST a theory. No little Jonny, you're not allowed to do math... numbers are JUST a theory. Sure, go ahead and jump off the building... gravity is JUST a theory. No one ACTUALLY knows what would happen. Can't these nit-wits use Google before they go saying stupid shit and then asking for votes?

Comment by Luke Scientiae on August 20, 2011 at 2:11pm

I'm as annoyed about it as you. That's why I have a page on my blog about evolution being a FACT and a THEORY (a theory in the sense of a complex explanatory framework supported by masses of evidence, not theory in the sense of "guess" or mere hypothesis).

As for other perfectly valid things being just theories, perhaps you will like this: Intelligent falling. After all, if evolution is "only" a theory, so is gravity, let's not forget.

Comment by Araina on August 20, 2011 at 10:18pm

The only people that believe in evolution are atheist and agnostics.  Christians cannot believe in evolution because evolution contradicts the very foundations of their beliefs. 

Comment by Luke Scientiae on August 20, 2011 at 10:32pm

Ariana, that's just not true. Plenty of Christians believe in evolution, including my best friend, a priest. Even the Catholic Church officially says evolution is true. Or how about Francis Collins, former head of the Human Genome Project? Or Kenneth Miller, who is a Catholic, and who testified against creationists in the Dover vs. Kitzmiller trial?

Comment by Jeremy Lester on August 20, 2011 at 10:51pm

Religious people can believe in evolution, but not because they want to. They do it because it's so overwhelming obvious that it's real that they can't deny it. But it doesn't matter, because instead of using the fact of evolution to open their minds, most of them just choose to use some, "God made evolution" nonsense to use actual facts to baselessly defend their religion.


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