If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Thursday, October 13, 2011

2012 Election: Where GOP Presidential Candidates Stand On Evolution

If you're a Republican but unlike most Republicans you're not an anti-science twit, this post is for you.

This website answers the question "Which Republican candidates for USA president are pro-science and which candidates are uneducated morons?"

If a person does not completely accept evolution, which is the most important basic fact of science and the foundation of biology, then it's fair to say that person is a retarded idiot, certainly not qualified to be president of anything.

Four of the eight Republican candidates for president are anti-science tards. Another Republican candidate doesn't want to talk about it. Three Republican candidates accept the mountains of evidence for evolution but they can't talk about science without invoking their magic god fairy for something (usually it's some bullshit about a magical god using evolution to create his favorite ape species, the human race).

So it's fair to say all eight of these Republican politicians are either extraordinarily stupid or just plain stupid. What a surprise!

Who should the rare intelligent Republican vote for? I'm a Republican but I usually solve the anti-science twit problem by voting for the Democrats. This year I would vote for Huntsman but since he's not as stupid as the other Republican candidates he has virtually no chance of winning the nomination.

Why aren't the most retarded anti-science morons laughed out of the competition for the nomination? Because this is Idiot America which has the most anti-science population in the Western world.

Rick Perry: Three times this governor of Texas appointed an evolution denier to be chairperson of the Texas State Board of Education. Rick Perry is not just anti-science. He has relentlessly attacked science and science education. Rick Perry is an enemy of America, equal to a terrorist, and he should be put in prison for it. Instead this uneducated idiot for the dead Jeebus thinks he's qualified to be President of the United States.

Rick Perry, science denier, uneducated moron, preacher man for the dead Jeebus

Jon Huntsman: This former governor of Oklahoma is strongly pro-science. Sometimes he can even talk about evolution without sticking god in there somewhere. He is the only Republican candidate for president who had the intelligence to give this warning: "I think there's a serious problem. The minute that the Republican Party becomes the anti-science party, we have a huge problem. We lose a whole lot of people who would otherwise allow us to win the election in 2012." The Republican voters are so impressed with this best possible choice to be president the polls show that he will get one percent of the vote. 99% of Republicans are against him because they want their president to be a god-soaked cowardly moron who is terrified of reality.

UPDATE 1/15/2012: Jon Huntsman has decided to drop out of the drop out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. I was going to vote for him in the Florida presidential primary on 1/31/2012.

Michele Bachmann: This airhead from Minnesota uses the code words intelligent design when she really means My god fairy waved its magic wand to create people out of nothing. Like Rick Perry she has done everything she can to destroy science education in America. Like Rick Perry she belongs in prison for treason.

Newt Gingrich: He was asked about evolution five years ago. Notice that he invokes a Christian idiot, Francis Collins. He likes to suck up to theocratic Christian assholes, so he said he had no opinion about the Dover Trial.
Do you view evolution as "just a theory" or as the best explanation for how we came to be?

Evolution certainly seems to express the closest understanding we can now have. But it's changing too. The current tree of life is not anything like a 19th-century Darwinian tree. We're learning a lot about how systems evolve and don't evolve. Cockroaches became successful several hundred million years ago and just stopped evolving.
Where do you come down on teaching intelligent design in schools? Do you think the ruling in the Dover, Pennsylvania, case was appropriate?
I believe evolution should be taught as science, and intelligent design should be taught as philosophy. Francis Collins's new book, The Language of God, is a fine statement that combines a belief in God with a belief in evolution. I do not know enough about the Dover case to critique the judge's decision, but I am generally cautious about unelected judges establishing community standards—that is the duty of elected officials.

Mitt Romney
: Mitt Romney is one of the three candidates who accepts science, but much more than Huntsman he can't talk about evolution without invoking his magic fairy. During the Vietnam War this coward dodged the draft by being a Mormon missionary. He's a god-soaked idiot. He's also not much of a Republican. Obama got his idea for forcing Americans to get health insurance (whether they want it or not) from Mitt Romney doing the same thing when he was governor of Massachusetts. Personally I'm not interested in being forced to subsidize the health care of slobs who abuse themselves with junk food and cigarettes. So to avoid the penalty for refusing to be intimidated by the government who works for me, I will dishonestly say I'm a god-soaked Christian Scientist which is a Christian cult that would rather invoke the dead Jeebus than see a doctor.

Rick Santorum: It's impossible to be more stupid than this god-soaked idiot from Pennsylvania. When he was governor of that state he unsuccessfully tried to destroy science education to defend his dead Jeebus. Fuck off and die Rick Santorum.

Update re Santorum: This Christian asshole really is a fucking idiot. So breathtakingly stupid he's even worse than Rick Perry. This retard for the dead Jeebus is not qualified to be president of anything. He wrote this about the strongest and most important basic fact of science: "I think there are legitimate problems and holes in the theory of evolution."

Santorum, you imbecile, evolution is reality. Reality doesn't have any problems and holes. You know nothing about science and you're not qualified to tell science teachers how to do their jobs. Also, you fucking idiot, we are not descendants of modern monkeys, we share an ancestor with those creatures, and we are more closely related to the other ape species. Also, you uneducated moron, evolution is not a liberal belief. It's a scientific fact and it has nothing to do with a person's political views.

You're a stupid piece of shit Santorum and you got a lot of nerve to pretend you're qualified to President of the United States.

This is from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/24/2012-election-gop-candidates-evolution-_n_934045.html#s333320&title=Rick_Santorum

Rick Santorum -- who strongly opposes the theory of evolution -- took aim at rival GOP contender Jon Huntsman this week over his stance on evolution.

Asked to define his own position on the issue, Santorum told the Philadelphia Inquirer in an email, "I believe in Genesis 1:1 -- God created the heavens and the earth. I don't know exactly how God did it or exactly how long it took him, but I do know that He did it. If Gov. Huntsman wants to believe that he is the descendant of a monkey, then he has the right to believe that -- but I disagree with him on this and the many other liberal beliefs he shares with Democrats. For John Huntsman to categorize anyone as 'anti-science' or 'extreme' because they believe in God is ridiculous."

Santorum once proposed an amendment that would have forced the inclusion of intelligent design in public school curricula.

WNYC reports:
He also has his name tied to intelligent design: the "Santorum Amendment" to the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act would have forced public schools to offer the creationist perspective in science classes, and to call into question the scientific evidence supporting evolution. That amendment was rejected. In a 2005 interview with NPR, however, Santorum stated that he was no longer comfortable with intelligent design being taught in schools. But he did maintain his opposition to evolution, emphasizing that classroom focus should be on evolution's discrepancies.

"I'm not comfortable with intelligent design being taught in the science classroom. What we should be teaching are the problems and holes and I think there are legitimate problems and holes in the theory of evolution. And what we need to do is to present those fairly from a scientific point of view," Santorum said. "And we should lay out areas in which the evidence supports evolution and the areas in the evidence that does not."

Rick Santorum Is King of the GOP's Anti-Science Presidential Contenders

Ron Paul: Ron Paul loves magical creationism so of course he's a science denier.

"I think there is a theory, a theory of evolution, and I don't accept it," Paul said.

Paul said he thought it was "very inappropriate" for presidential candidates to be judged on a matter of science. He also defended creationism while saying that all sides of the creation debate have an element of uncertainty.

"The creator that I know created us, each and every one of us and created the universe, and the precise time and manner," Paul said. "I just don't think we're at the point where anybody has absolute proof on either side."

Ron Paul, you fucking idiot, there is no debate. Your magical creationism is bullshit. Evolution is fact. Also Ron Paul, you fucking moron for the dead Jeebus, you can't pretend your total ignorance and denial of reality doesn't matter when you expect to be elected to be President of the United States. If you deny evolution you're too retarded to be a mayor of a small town. Get off my planet subhuman.

Herman Cain: Herman Cain doesn't want to talk about it, therefore it's fair to say he's a pro-magic asshole who doesn't give a shit about science. Also, Herman Cain thinks his Magical Master of the Entire Universe loves him so much that it magically cured him of some life threatening disease he had. Wow, it's impossible to be more stupid than that.

Maybe some day there will again be a real Republican like Barry Goldwater who lost the election for president in 1964. Goldwater had a very low opinion of Christian scum.

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UPDATE: It is now 1/27/2012. Last night there was a Republican debate in Florida where I live between the four candidates who haven't dropped out yet, science deniers Ron Paul and Rick Santorum, and the only two candidates who have a chance of winning the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich (they're both pro-science). I already used an absentee ballot to vote for Gingrich in the Florida primary on 1/31/2012.

During the debate the evolution denier, Santorum, disgraced himself, the Republican Party, and his country when he said global warming is a hoax. He is a candidate to be President of the United States and this uneducated moron implied the world's scientists are liars. Of course the idiot is a Christian.

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Highly recommended: The South Carolina Primary and Creationism

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Obama Supports Evolution

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.”

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"I'm a Christian" is another way of saying "I'm an idiot". However I would bet Obama is being dishonest. He could be a normal person, also known as an atheist. He knows if he had told Idiot America he was normal he never would have been elected.

It's unfortunate he can't admit in this backward country that faith is bullshit but most definitely Obama is pro-science and pro-science-education.

Obama is brilliant. He's been an excellent president and he would have been an even better president if he didn't have to suck up to the looney liberals who voted for him. While Americans endure a terrible economy, with millions unable to get a job, Obama wants to punish the people who do most of the hiring in this country with higher taxes. Also, thanks to his out of control spending America had its credit rating downgraded for the first time in history.

Unfortunately Obama also said "That doesn’t make faith any less important than science. It just means they’re two different things."

Faith is bullshit for gullible idiots. Science describes how the world works. Does Obama really think faith and science are equal? I doubt it.

A quote from a young woman in Scotland:

"Faith is by definition belief without evidence – it’s pulling things out of your ass; it’s clinging to things that you might well know are faintly ridiculous; it’s putting up barriers to honest inquiry; it can be used as an impediment to curiosity and intellect, and it is simply the most ridiculous method of discovering or knowing anything about reality. It’s not a virtue – and it shouldn’t be a virtue in wider society any more than it would be in a court of law."

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UPDATE 12/30/2011: Here's some information about the primaries and debates in January 2012. I'm putting it here mostly for myself. I will be voting in the 1/31/2012 Florida Republican Primary. http://live.cnn.com/future/

January 3rd, 2012

TBD*
  • Iowa caucuses

    Live coverage from across the state and campaign headquarters as results come in from the Iowa caucuses.

January 10th, 2012

TBD*
  • New Hampshire presidential primary

    Live coverage from across the state and campaign headquarters as results come in from the New Hampshire presidential primary.

January 19th, 2012

TBD*
  • CNN/Southern Republican Leadership Conference Debate

    Days before the South Carolina primary, the focus shifts to Charleston, S.C. for the next CNN debate, co-hosted by the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

January 21st, 2012

TBD*
  • South Carolina Republican presidential primary

    Live coverage from across the state and campaign headquarters as results come in from the South Carolina Republican presidential primary.

January 26th, 2012

TBD*
  • CNN/Republican Party of Florida Debate

    Just days before the controversial Florida primary, CNN and the Republican Party of Florida team up to host the fifth GOP presidential debate in Tallahassee.

January 31st, 2012

TBD*
  • Florida presidential primary

    Live coverage from across the state and campaign headquarters as results come in from the Florida presidential primary.

February 22nd, 2012

TBD*
  • CNN/Arizona Republican Party Debate

    CNN and the Arizona Republican Party co-host a debate with the GOP presidential candidates from Phoenix.

March 1st, 2012

TBD*
  • CNN/Georgia Republican Party Debate

    Just ahead of Super Tuesday, the GOP presidential candidates will square off in Atlanta, Ga. for the CNN/Georgia Republican Party debate.

*CNN is not yet able to confirm the exact start time of this event

Florida Republican primary, 2012

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2012 Florida Republican primary will be held on January 31, 2012, on a winner-take-all basis. The Republican National Committee removed half of Florida's delegates because the state committee moved its Republican primary before March 6.[1]

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6 comments:

  1. Quote: "Fuck off and die Rick Santorum."

    Best quote ever.
    I want a t-Shirt with that on it.

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  2. It's both sad and extremely frightening the way a handful of pathetic, idiotic, demented and self-righteous christian assholes have hijacked the comments on the HuffPost site. I may have to pick another Google name to disassociate myself from the likes of "Paul Junior" if he doesn't fuck off and die on his own. What a disgusting moronic twit.

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  3. Mr. Brannan, Thanks. It's amazing that someone as brain-dead as Santorum thinks he qualified for anything.

    I noticed you live in Chicago. I live in Florida now but I'm from Northbrook, a suburb of Chicago, and I lived on the north side of Chicago for a few decades.

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  4. Paul, I haven't read those comments yet. I will have to check out the burning stupid.

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  5. RE: Obama. I fully agree, he's done a masterful job when one considers what he inherited: eight years of Dubya's inept and incompetent mucking with the economy and international affairs, based on his "relationship with god". I've always loved the Sam Harris analogy (slightly paraphrased): "GWB says he regularly communicates with god. If he said god spoke to him through his hair dryer, we'd have a national crisis. Why should a hair dryer make a difference?"

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  6. I did not know that. I know exactly where Northbrook is, been there many times.

    Since this was posted I have had the misfortune of seeing more of Michele Bachmann and she just might be the stupidest woman alive today.

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