• DR

    Of course he doesn’t. He’s a true blue Christian Nationalist…

  • Jessieomc

    No “absolute proof on either side”… that’s why its called a theory. He doesn’t have to believe in evolution but others don’t have to share his religious beliefs either.

    • Jimmy

      Exactly right, as long as he’s not trying to force legislation on the people to learn “creationism”, then what is the problem? He doesn’t want the Federal Government deciding school curriculum; he doesn’t believe the authority exists for the Fed to do this, and he’s right… if the Fed should be doing this, then the correct approach is to put an amendment into the constitution to properly delegate this authority, until that happens, just forcing the Fed to follow the Law (the constitution) is the right answer!

    • jessieomc

      BTW… I DO believe in evolution ( I am a biologist) and actuall happen to be somewhat of an atheist but also believe that people are entitled to their own opinions- just don’t shove em down everybody else’s throats and be respectful of others. Even though I am totally convinced on Evolution, it is technically still a “theory” and not a “law”

      • Nowax

        SORRY — but there is abundant proof that evolution is science fact. Which is why it should be taught in schools. Do you think India and China and Europe don’t teach this vital science? They do and they are quickly overtaking us in every arena of science and technology, which means they will own the future of innovation and technology — which fuels America’s economy. Modern medicine is based on evolution. It is vital to teach our youth about science. Otherwise we might as well declare ourselves backward and just throw in the towel to progress.

      • You seem to be confusing the detective show definition of “theory” with the scientific one.

      • Bender

        I DO believe in evolution ( I am a biologist) ….Even though I am totally convinced on Evolution, it is technically still a “theory” and not a “law”

        You’re either lying about being a biologist, or the academic standards in America are even shittier than I thought. You mean to tell me you have a degree in biology and you think scientific theories are “upgraded” to laws?

  • Rounhouse

    My father is a life long, old school Republican. He recently told me he most likely won’t vote in the next Presidential election, one of his reasons being the Republican candidates refusal to accept evolution as a scientific reality. This bit of info gave me a little more faith in mankind. If my father won’t vote for them, maybe other conservatives feel the same way. Please, oh please be true!

  • DJ

    I think it’s time for another atheist president. The most recent one might have been Lincoln.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_affiliations_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

  • peeps

    I don’t know how this makes him a nut. I am a Christian and I believe that the natural course of biological evolution was set in motion by causation related to our creator. Does this mean I believe in evolution, which is still a theory and not a law, those of you who claim respect for the scientific method should recognize this, or does it mean I believe in intelligent design? I suppose I am just a nut and not entitled to being part of the real debate about actual issues that effect this country. Also I never, ever, see Ron Paul pushing his religious beliefs on others and is honest when he is asked a question about his faith, but I guess to some on the left even this is too extreme.

    • DJ

      It sounds as though your beliefs may be more in line with Deism then standard Christianity, which is actually kind of a cool religion.
      I made a brief stop there on my way to becoming an atheist. And it makes a great stepping stone for the personal journey of letting faith make way for reason and a better understanding of science.

    • Bender

      I am a Christian and I believe that the natural course of biological evolution was set in motion by causation related to our creator. Does this mean I believe in evolution, which is still a theory and not a law, those of you who claim respect for the scientific method should recognize this,

      Scientific theories don’t “become” laws. A scientific theory is an explanation of a set of related observations or events based upon proven hypotheses and verified multiple times by detached groups of researchers. A law is a description of a natural phenomenon or principle that invariably holds true under specific conditions and will occur under certain circumstances. A law differs from a scientific theory in that it does not posit a mechanism or explanation of phenomena: it is merely a distillation of the results of repeated observation.
      And while it’s true evolution doesn’t rule out the existence of a god, it does rule out a benevolent god, since evolution is extremely cruel:

      • peeps

        I’m happy you can copy the definition from wikipedia, good investigative skills there.