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Scandal! New US EPA administrator doesn’t “buy evolution”

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Image resultWhatever that means. From Kerry Grens at the Scientist:

The administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, said that evolution, at least as it concerns the origins of humans, is a philosophical and not scientific matter, according to audio from a 2005 radio show unearthed by Politico. “There aren’t sufficient scientific facts to establish the theory of evolution,” Pruitt said. More.

What exactly is the “theory of evolution”? Efforts to establish it seem to end either in tautologies like “survival of the fittest” or advertisements for atheism/Christian atheism, none of which are part of Pruitt’s remit anyhow.

Apparently, Pruitt’s boss Donald Trump gets evolution wrong too:

Human evolution has a public relations problem. That isn’t just because some people are skeptical of science in general or because creationists reject the notion of evolution. As it is often studied and taught, human evolution can be male-biased and Eurocentric, even reeking of sexism and racism.

Hey, we had missed that one last summer. Even Darwin is getting the chop now in the new PoMo world. And, let’s face it, could anyone be more Eurocentric than Darwin? We thought he owned the logo.

See also: What the fossils told us in their own words

4 Replies to “Scandal! New US EPA administrator doesn’t “buy evolution”

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    asauber says:

    Scott Pruitt, said that evolution, at least as it concerns the origins of humans, is a philosophical and not scientific matter

    He’s even short-arming it.

    Diplomacy.

    Andrew

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    This is a good sign. It might encourage more skeptics to come out of the closet. It might also encourage more people to take a close look at the many weaknesses in the theory of Darwinian evolution.

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    News says:

    It’s not as though Darwinism is not associated with BAD causes. Could we finally, really, just talk about that?

    How about, it is fashionable to just say no.

    Darwinists: Deal with the racism. Deal with the eugenics. Don’t blame everyone else. Everyone else did not buy in.

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    Allan Keith says:

    I don’t know why people would see this as a scandal. The EPA deals with environmental issues, not origin issues.

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