Monday, December 3, 2007

"Mike Huckabee: Too stupid to be president."

Student: Many schools in Arkansas are failing to teach students about evolution according to the educational standards of our state. Since it is against these standards to teach creationism, how would you go about helping our state educate students more sufficiently for this?
Huckabee: Are you saying some students are not getting exposure to the various theories of creation?
Student (stunned): No, of evol … well, of evolution specifically. It’s a biological study that should be educated [taught], but is generally not.
Moderator: Schools are dodging Darwinism? Is that what you … ?
Student: Yes.
Huckabee: I’m not familiar that they’re dodging it. Maybe they are. But I think schools also ought to be fair to all views. Because, frankly, Darwinism is not an established scientific fact. It is a theory of evolution, that’s why it’s called the theory of evolution. And I think that what I’d be concerned with is that it should be taught as one of the views that’s held by people. But it’s not the only view that’s held. And any time you teach one thing as that it’s the only thing, then I think that has a real problem to it.


"Mike, there is no such thing as "an established scientific fact." A theory is as good as you can get in science. Anyone who wants to be the leader of the free world, better know that or he's too ignorant of science for the job. And if you do know it, you've just proved yourself a liar."


IANAEB (I am not an evolutionary biologist) but as I understand it, the Theory of Evolution cannot ever be proven in totality. However, independently individual tenets of evolution are provable in so far as they are observable.


  • Gradualism
  • Population speciation
  • Natural selection
  • The Law of Independent Assortment
  • The Law of Segregation (not talking Jim Crow)
  • Mutation
  • Genetic drift
  • Polyploidy of cells
  • Hybridization
  • Artificial selection
  • Gene flow

But you know, all of that taken together in no way supports or validates the general Theory of Evolution. In no way. God says."


I really don't want any of these borderline demented Republicans leading this nation... I could handle Ron Paul but the rest are scary.

1 comment:

Nil Einne said...

Ron Paul has also clearly said he doesn't accept evolution, so I wouldn't say he's any better. In fact I would say it's even worse since Ron Paul is a medical doctor so should know better and he also seems to think it doesn't matter. And before any libertarian jumps on me, it does matter because regardless of whether Ron Paul is going to let his lack of understanding influence anything it reveals that he lacks understanding of basic science and basic critical thinking skills. No different from if someone says they think the earth is flat.