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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Rick, Evolution and Creationism

Rick Santorum, in several interviews and statements, has made clear his disbelief in the scientific consensus when it conflicts with his religious views.  Speaking of evolution, he has said, “It’s very interesting that you have a situation that science will only allow things in the classroom that are consistent with a non-Creator idea of how we got here, as if somehow or another that’s scientific. “  Somehow or other, that is, in fact, precisely the scientific viewpoint.

Rick thinks evolution’s a fictional tale
That the Bible is right in ev’ry detail
And should be taught to our kids in their school
The Word of the Lord should be the main rule
Intellectual freedom’s his word for today,
Let God in the classroom to have his say
But Science gives unconscionable precedence
To facts that are based on solid evidence.
There’s no room for Faith in the classroom, says he.
You got it, Rick – that’s the way it should be.  

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