Monday, April 7, 2008

Obama on distinguishing between science and faith

Here's what Barack Obama had to say to the York Daily Record on teaching evolution in public schools:

Q: York County was recently in the news for a lawsuit involving the teaching of intelligent design. What's your attitude regarding the teaching of evolution in public schools?

A: "I'm a Christian, and I believe in parents being able to provide children with religious instruction without interference from the state.

But I also believe our schools are there to teach worldly knowledge and science. I believe in evolution, and I believe there's a difference between science and faith. That doesn't make faith any less important than science.

It just means they're two different things. And I think it's a mistake to try to cloud the teaching of science with theories that frankly don't hold up to scientific inquiry."
Egads! A coherent answer from a presidential candidate on teaching evolution! What's the world coming to?

1 comment:

Andrew said...

his name is spelled "Barack."
(or was that an example of evolution from monkeys?)