Egads! A coherent answer from a presidential candidate on teaching evolution! What's the world coming to?
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."
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:
Posted by John the Skeptic at 10:41 PM