Monday, December 10, 2007

The problem with Creationists....

.... is that many of them are stunningly ignorant.

Which is why Mike Huckabee's professed support for creationism, however cautiously expressed and however carefully separated from his political policies, is going to keep causing him political trouble. It might not be totally fair, but such a position makes it hard not to wonder about his judgment in other matters.

Meanwhile, click on the link above and enjoy the stupidity.

And if you want more, follow author John Scalzi on his tour of the Creationism Museum. The essay is okay; the pictures are the real ticket.

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Anonymous Marc Schneider said...

Well, it won't cause him problems with his Republican base and I'm not sure it will cause him that much trouble with the general electorate as long as he doesn't let it affect public policy. (Jimmy Carter was a born-again Christian.)

This election bothers me because I am scared to death that the Republicans will pull it out b/c the Dems self-destruct. And, given the "quality" of the GOP candidates and the likelihood of more turnover on the Supreme Court, that is a very distressing prospect.

12/18/2007 2:49 PM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

It will cause him problems if people perceive it as reflective on his overall judgment. That's not necessarily a given, nor should it be. But when people wear their religion on their sleeve, it's easy to wonder just how much influence that religion will have on policy -- not insofar as it reflects values, but insofar as belief replaces rational thinking.

I, too, haven't seen much to like about the current crop of candidates, on either side. I'm not scared by the possibility of a Republican victory -- that would depend on the candidate -- but I do think it's entirely possible for one side or the other to win not on their own merits, but on the lack of merit of their opponent.

12/19/2007 9:46 AM  

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