Sunday, January 30, 2011

Science Lesson

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) tells the panel on Real Time with Bill Maher that he does not believe in evolution.

I suppose we could get into a whole discussion about the proof that evolution is as incontrovertible as a multiplication table, and that when the fundamentalists dismiss it as “just a theory,” they’re not aware of the meaning of the term “theory.” Gravity is also just a theory.

But the larger point is that it is possible for the human mind to separate fact from fiction. The problem occurs when elected officials with the power to determine the future of this country are incapable of separating their superstition from reality. Mr. Kingston can believe in whatever fantasies he wishes about how the earth came to be, but when he votes against education funding because he thinks that children should be taught mythology along with biology, we have a problem that goes far beyond answering where all the fossils are.

Via Daily Kos.