Thursday, February 12, 2015
HAPPY DARWIN DAY!
Republicans’ views on evolution
Significantly fewer Republicans believe in evolution than did so four years ago, setting them apart from Democrats and independents, according to a recent Pew Research Center study.
But behind this finding is a puzzle: If the views of the overall public have remained steady, and there has been little change among people of other political affiliations, how does one account for the Republican numbers? Shouldn’t the marked drop in Republican believers cause a decline in the 60% of all adults who say humans have evolved over time?
Difficult to believe, isn't it. But I've read on far right Tea-Pee-er blogs such moronic statements as"Evolution hasn't been proved" and "there are no transitional fossils, etc." And the people who claim such nonsense are proudly far right conservatives. We've even seen presidential contenders raise their hands to be counted as evolution nonbelievers, which would be the same as raising one's hand as gravity nonbelievers. But we all know how willingly politicians will pander for a couple of votes from the anti-science crowd.
Certain far right Tea-Pee-er blogs celebrate their ignorance and cultist beliefs on evolution and climate change on a daily basis and are positively proud of their ignorance.
One of their leading lights, Dr. Ben Carson, a guy who actually had to take biology to get through medical school, astoundingly says these stupidly absurd things about evolution and other scientific theories:
Ben Carson: Evolution Is An Absurd Myth, 'Give Me A Break' -
He claimed that “no one has the knowledge” of the age of the earth “based on the Bible,” adding that “carbon dating and all of these things really don’t mean anything to a God who has the ability to create anything at any point in time.” Carson pointed to the “complexity of the human brain” as proof that evolution is a myth: “Somebody says that came from a slime pit full of promiscuous biochemicals? I don’t think so.” He said evolution is unable to explain the development of an eyeball: “Give me a break."
And here's another Tea-Pee hopeful, unable to answer a simple, straight forward question on accepted science, for fear of losing the Stupid vote:
LONDON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Wednesday dodged a question about whether he believes in evolution. Speaking at the Chatham House foreign policy think tank London, Walker was asked: "Are you comfortable with the idea of evolution? Do you believe in it?" "For me, I am going to punt on that one as well," he said. "That's a question politicians shouldn't be involved in one way or another. I am going to leave that up to you. I'm here to talk about trade, not to pontificate about evolution."
Pontificate about evolution? Does Walker even know what the word "pontificate" means? Two pontifs, Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis have "pontificated" on the subject and said people of faith absolutely can accept the science of evolution.
Scott Walker: What a sniveling little coward!
In case you've forgotten, here's another conservative politician, who should know better, pandering for the ignorant vote, after he warned Republicans to stop being "the Stupid party." Jindal is just another run-of-the-mill cowardly panderer when it comes to speaking about evolution. He, like Carson and Walker, is afraid of losing the Stupid Vote:
Bobby Jindal Refuses To Say If He Believes In Evolution
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal dodged three questions on Tuesday about whether he personally believes the theory of evolution explains the presence of complex life on Earth. "The reality is I'm not an evolutionary biologist," the Republican governor and possible 2016 presidential hopeful told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
As Charles Darwin said, it is not the strongest nor the most intelligent who will survive, but the FITTEST: those who can manage change to survive.
If you're still denying Evolution, how the hell will you survive the 21st century?