Continuing the Republican assault on science and Republican insult on intelligence, the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee is on the record as supporting the teaching of Biblical creationism as a scientific theory.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: “The education section of the Republican Party of Alaska’s platform states “We support giving Creation Science equal representation with other theories of the origin of life. If evolution is taught, it should be presented as only a theory.” Do you support this position? Why?”
Sarah Palin: “I support this plank in the Republican Party’s platform. I believe society can have healthy debates on scientific theories, so equal representation of creation and evolution shouldn’t be an offense.”
Please read her second sentence carefully and note that Sarah Palin is stating that Biblical creationism is a scientific theory and deserves equal treatment in the science classroom. This is a direct attack both on science and on the First Ammendment.
This belief alone makes her a danger to the future success of the United States and therefore renders her unfit for further consideration for the position of VP. Scientific illiteracy, as well as government-imposed religious indoctrination, is a serious danger that has negative consequences for all aspects of society – social, political, and economic.
Combined with her belief that climate change is not a real danger, and her belief that all abortions should be illegal (including cases of rape and incest), Palin’s position on evangelical core issues underscores the virtual certainty that a McCain administration will complete the Bush administration’s destruction of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is already right-leaning but still maintains a delicate balance. With the likely replacement of the three moderate justices during the next presidential term, a McCain presidency purchased with the Palin-inspired evangelical vote will pay back that constituency by packing the court. This will cause severe damage to the country for decades to come.