Palin doesn’t believe in evolution

If Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times–the hub of the Media Elites, notorious for makin’ things up, and being New Yorkers out of touch with Mainstreetamericans–is to be believed:

[S]he talks about creationism, saying she “didn’t believe in the theory that human beings — thinking, loving beings — originated from fish that sprouted legs and crawled out of the sea” or from “monkeys who eventually swung down from the trees.”

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(above) A Brackish African Mudskipper. Despite having a brain the size of a grain of rice, this amphibious fish can still refute Sarah Palin's argument about the natural sciences.

This isn’t about religion–probably the majority of people who accept the theory of natural selection are theistic evolutionists, and that’s not the quarrel I’m trying to pick. It’s about the ability to internalize the overwhelming, incontrovertible evidence for the most important and far-reaching discovery in the history of life sciences. We had a candidate who could have stepped in to national office who can’t grasp the most fundamental scientific concepts. That should make us angry. That should terrify us.

I need something to make me feel better. I know! More oddly compelling pictures of mudskippers below the fold.




Aaaand to top it off, a video of lungfish. It’s a fish! That breaths air! By David Attenborough:


3 Responses

  1. It’s worse than that. Bush did not believe in Evolution and he actually was in office!!! You didn’t know this about Palin already? Palin, Bush, many of the GOP big whigs deny scientific facts; be it evolution or global warming.

    • Matt: I had just always assumed Palin didn’t believe in evolution, but it’s different seeing myself confirmed in print.
      Bush is on the public record saying he’s for the teaching of “intelligent design” creationism. I honestly doubt he’s given the issue enough thought nor possesses enough metaphysical or scientific understanding to have a recognizable stance on the question of How We Got Here. If pressed, I imagine he’d chuckle, say something vague and Godly, and say something to the effect that “I’ll leave that to the experts.”

  2. “I’ll leave that to the experts.”

    Sound vague… vaguely familiar…

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