Gil, in the context, “Do you believe in evolution” is somewhat like, Have you stopped thinking yet?
Are you prepared to just sit there and let huge waves of nonsense roll over you, about monads to man or multiverses or supposed explanations for consciousness, for example, and say: Well, that’s science! ?
Instead of: Aw c’mon, man, that’s nonsense! ?
Could we develop a handy five-question bunkmeter? Can someone get us started with some questions?
One might be: Am I – just some politician who claims I’d waste less of your tax dollar than the other guy – being asked to assent to a proposition I don’t clearly understand?
And maybe you – just some hack from Zoo Poo News – don’t understand it clearly either. So we are doing this dance … why, again?
Who are we supposed to be trying to impress? Someone whose concerns are irrelevant to what we are running for office about?
Some Darwin freak whose life was made meaningful when he discovered goo to zoo to you? And the rest of us are wondering: Have you stopped thinking yet? Like, you’re not getting any better with age.
Some guy who says: I believe the entire universe was created sixty years ago and all the rest is backstory. That said, I believe I can create jobs and balance the budget in just four years. Listen to my idea. …
If you believed the second guy might be able to pull at least some of it off, why would you vote for his opponent who says only, I do, I do, I really do, I do believe in Darwin! Vote for me. Re jobs and all that, well Stuff Happens.