Sunday, February 10, 2008

John McCain supports intelligent design?

Is John McCain a creationist? It sure looks like it from this article:

McCain told the Star that, like Bush, he believes "all points of view" should be available to students studying the origins of mankind.

It’s old, but the thumbscrews should be put to him on this. The first question of the first debate in the general election ought to be "Senator McCain, you've stated that 'all points of view' should be made available to students studying the origins of mankind. Aside from the mainstream scientific theory of evolution, what other points of view do you think need to be taught?". Then when he tries to weasel out of it by saying something vague like "we were put here by God", he should be asked a followup like "So you mean children should be taught that one moment there was nothing, and the next moment a man appeared as if by magic?"

If he wants the religious crazy vote, then let him earn it by stating their ridiculous positin publicly and unambiguously.

1 comment:

The Reverend Schmitt., FCD. said...

I'm aware it's an old post, but I thought I'd post this:

"I think Americans should be exposed to every point of view," he said. "I happen to believe in evolution. ... I respect those who think the world was created in seven days. Should it be taught as a science class? Probably not."

About as good as proevolution stances get in America.