Huckabee, Brownback, Tancredo and evolution?
I was listening to the debate last night, and these three GOP candidates do not accept evolution. Sure, there are are more pressing issues to consider, but I found their rejection of evolution disconcerting. Keep in mind that the vast majority of scientists in the United States accept evolutionary theory. What's your opinion on this?
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
Huckabee seems like a really cool guy except for this and his stance on gays. Brownback is just a crazed radical so it's to be expected. Tancredo actually has some good ideas, too, but unfortunately he has to pander to the religious right.
Newsflash, guys: you can be a Christian and believe in evolution! God is compatible with it.
People act like it's one or the other.
- webnedLv 61 decade ago
Disputing evolution is like disputing gravity. You and every intelligent human in the country should be disconcerted that a candidate for any public office, much less the presidency, would hold such an opinion.
Such brain numbing ignorance, self imposed, is hardly a character trait worthy of the nation's highest office.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
They are two opposing theories: according to one, supported by genome studies, the fossil record and biochemical analysis, life arose from the primordial ocean, where complex organic molecules came to be with the help of continuous electric storms and volcanic eruptions, and later evolved (which means adapted) through selection, so the trillions of random mutations in all living organisms could produce better and better adaptations to different niches.
According to the other, a giant man in the sky created everything with his words, and is supported by faith.
So those who say evolution is just a theory, are correct: there is no certitude in the sciences. On the other hand, faith does bring certitude, thus adults believe in God 100% and children in Santa 100%.
- Anon28Lv 41 decade ago
I don't think that personal beliefs that have no (or very little) policy implications should be an issue in an election. I also think that it is an inappropriate question for a formal debate. I'm pretty sure it would be illegal to ask that during a job interview. I understand that it is different, but I still think it is the wrong thing to focus on when there are real issues for candidates to address.
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- CoastyLv 71 decade ago
Evolution is a theory not a fact. People do not have to believe theory's. I know the theory of electricity and I work with it every day and it explains why thing work but it is still a theory that explains why we think electricity works the way it does. Remember no one has ever seen an electron. Could be FM
(Fricking Magic) Never make fun of someone being skeptical of a theory the last major theory that was squashed was back in the seventies and it was we were entering a minor ice age.
- msi_cordLv 71 decade ago
The Theory of Evolution is currently the best explanation we have in science for the development and adaptation of species. We should not let the politicians (from either party) try to decide what is and is not scientific reality, unless of course they are an expert in that particular field. To the best of my knowledge, none of these men are experts in biology.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It's the bible thumping fundies who believe the true story of the Flintstones, that we lived beside dinosaurs, and the earth AND universe are 6000 years old and that the Jewish book of mythology and bronze age law: aka the Bible, and Genesis is a historical fact.
The Repubs are just trying to get their vote, since they tend to be the voting type,
though I don't know why they care when the rapture is going to sweep them up in a few years anyway!
It's sick we are still living in the Scopes trial days,
this is the BEST accepted common knowledge based on EVIDENCE which can be TESTED over and over with a predictable result.
Whilst Genesis is from a book of bronze age Jewish men mythology! How in the world can you base your view of the impartial scientific common sense world on that?
It's VERY VERY scary.
- go avs!Lv 41 decade ago
If they get elected, it is a sure sign of the decline of science and education in this country. While the rest of the civilized world is progressing, these guys are trying to get us to regress back to the dark ages.
They deny evolution because of their beliefs in the bible/god. How can they be so sure evolution is not god's plan?
Frankly, anyone who denies something so obvious as evolution is not fit to run anything in my opinion.
- tttpltttttLv 51 decade ago
Thank you for pointing out who raised their hands. I couldn't tell on tv or find the information anywhere. My opinion is there goes my support for Huckabee. Rudy/McCain ticket.
- BenLv 51 decade ago
In their case, evolution has obviously failed, so its quite natural for them not to believe in it.