Sunday, January 06, 2008

Another note on candidates and science

Evolution always shows up in some small way in U.S. elections, in part due to the importance of theologically conservative Christians to the Republican party. Of the major candidates still in the fray, only Mike Huckabee has said he rejects evolution (some others, such as John McCain, have endorsed the idea that "the hand of God" guided our development, but only Huckabee raised his hand when asked at a forum who did NOT believe in evolution). So this article on CNN is helpful in clarifying exactly what was said. Huckabee did back off from explicitly endorsing the belief we live on a young Earth (that is, thousands rather than billions of years old), saying he didn't know.

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