Barack Obama did a short interview for the York Daily Record and was asked about his views on evolution. Until now, I wasn’t 100% sure where he stood on this very important issue. Now, I can rest assured that my candidate for president officially supports the teaching of scientific facts and not “… theories that frankly don’t hold up to scientific inquiry.” in our public science classrooms.
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.”
I’ve had that little button on side of my blog since I re-launched last month which pretty much spells out my support for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. Don’t worry. I’m not going to start pushing a ton of Obama down anyone’s throat. I probably won’t post too much in the political area at all unless it has to do with a politician’s views on science or religion. All that said, what I really want to see is…