Planet of the Apes: Republican Edition

Senator Sam Brownback, who raised his hand in the Republican debate last month when asked “who doesn’t believe in evolution?” has his “defense” up in the NYT today. His so-called “belief in evolution” can be summarized thusly from his piece What I Think About Evolution:

“The unique and special place of each and every person in creation is a fundamental truth that must be safeguarded. I am wary of any theory that seeks to undermine man’s essential dignity and unique and intended place in the cosmos. I firmly believe that each human person, regardless of circumstance, was willed into being and made for a purpose.

“While no stone should be left unturned in seeking to discover the nature of man’s origins, we can say with conviction that we know with certainty at least part of the outcome. Man was not an accident and reflects an image and likeness unique in the created order. Those aspects of evolutionary theory compatible with this truth are a welcome addition to human knowledge. Aspects of these [evolutionary] theories that undermine this truth, however, should be firmly rejected as an atheistic theology posing as science.”

[snicker] Or in other words, “I was right when I raised my hand that I don’t believe in evolution.”

What a doofus.

Cross posted (Cornelius) from AoF

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4 Responses to Planet of the Apes: Republican Edition

  1. What a doofus is right. Oh my.

  2. BlueWashington says:

    If this guy can be published in the NYT, then they’re letting anyone in…

  3. Blue W

    No kidding huh!

  4. I firmly believe that if he and his supporters don’t believe in evolution, then they shouldn’t have to. (Not that there’s much chance of that).

    But, being “pro-choice,” I don’t think it’s fair that they are against everyone else trying to evolve — although it’s certainly understandable. Great post, Todd.