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Why does anyone care what any US Prez thinks about evolution?

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Why does anyone care what any US Prez thinks about evolution?

If it is really a science topic, shouldn’t it be like the Large Hadron Collider or Pluto’s  geography?

So how is it the Prez’s business? Why ask him in particular?

Doesn’t he mainly deal with domestic and foreign crises?

I first wondered about this when I saw four hairstyle models (oh, excuse me!, highly paid US broadcast media reporters) puzzling over former prez  contender Scott Walker’s views on “evolution.”

People who, I realized, knew nothing whatever of the issues and would consider it their professional duty not to know anything.

Their duty is just to look concerned.

You bought, you paid. Fine. Glad you like the hair.

If it ever comes down to evolution as a matter of fact, can we talk?

7 Replies to “Why does anyone care what any US Prez thinks about evolution?

  1. 1
    Popperian says:

    For someone who thinks evolution is such a waste of tax payer money, and bad science, are you saying you wouldn’t care or take a canadates position into account?

    Or is it that you don’t care if they are asked publicly, as long as they agree with you?

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    sean samis says:

    As I wrote over at the other thread where this began:

    Everyone who thinks the US needs to be competitive in the world should. Competitiveness is essential to our security.

    Opinions about Evolution are an indicator of what a person thinks of science and reason itself.
    Science and reason are essential to the technological advances that made the US a world power.
    Abandoning proper science and reason is a direct threat to the survival of the US.

    … and I am prepared to swear I am not paid by the Darwin lobby or some political campaign. Heck, I didn’t even know there was a “Darwin lobby”.

    sean s.

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    asauber says:

    “Opinions about Evolution are an indicator of what a person thinks of science and reason itself.”

    How does that follow?

    Andrew

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    mike1962 says:

    sean samis “Opinions about Evolution are an indicator of what a person thinks of science and reason itself.”

    Balderdash. Most people, engineers, technicians, inventors, business people, and top shelf politicians, don’t know much about the topic since it largely irrelevant in the real world. The fact is, the-largely-just-so-blind-watchmaker-evolutionism/darwinism doesn’t matter. It’s mostly militant, atheistic, materialistic ideologues and zealous fundamentalist religionists who think it does. The rest of us simply don’t care about it with regards to real life. It is hardly the measure of a man’s fitness for political office including the U.S. Presidency. I’m infinitely more concerned about a man’s/woman’s views and track record when it comes to the Constitution, economics, globalism, gun control, climate alarmism, militarism, and individual liberty, etc. You know, real issues that matter.

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    sean samis says:

    mike1962 @4:

    Most people, engineers, technicians, inventors, business people, and top shelf politicians, don’t know much about the topic since it largely irrelevant in the real world. The fact is, the-largely-just-so-blind-watchmaker-evolutionism/darwinism doesn’t matter. …

    LOL! Really!

    OK, then if Dr. Carson had said “I don’t know much.” or “it’s largely irrelevant to me, it doesn’t matter.” then you might have a point.

    But he didn’t.

    He (like other creationists) claims to know about it, care about it, and says it’s not legitimate science.

    Since evolution is very legitimate science, and because he also is a climate-change denier, these things tell me that he’ll put his religious or political preferences ahead of the evidence.

    That is important. VERY IMPORTANT. it’s a bad thing to have in a President. How can you hope for him to address those other problems you listed when the candidate reveals a disregard of evidence?

    Whether he endorses evolution or not does not matter to me, but WHY he thinks what he thinks about evolution is VERY IMPORTANT.

    I care what Carson thinks about evolution because it tell us something about how he “thinks” about things, which is to figure out which answer will get him the most support. That’s something less than honest, and impugns his integrity.

    You like him? Ok, vote for him. Me? I won’t.

    sean s.

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    Robert Byers says:

    I think the evolutionist side cares when high positioned people agree with creationism or simple questioning of evolutionism BECAUSE they do see these people as people of importance and so intellectual importance. No matter how much all sides snipe about thats sides leaders being dumb. No one really thinks this about such persons.
    so it matters to the side fighting against intellectual equality for ideas. It doesn’t matter to creationists. Unless, rightly, the immoral and illegal censorship practiced in the land of the free in public institutions.

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    sean samis says:

    Robert Byers @6

    That is a curious phrase you use: “intellectual equality for ideas”. What do you mean by that?

    sean s.

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