"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
What I wrote at a Wall Street Journal article about Trump choosing a creationist retard to be the Energy Secretary.
If the President-elect wants to give this job to Rick Perry that's fine with me. I have learned to never question any of Mr. Trump's ideas.
I do have a problem with Mr. Perry. I don't care about what he says about human caused global warming. I think evidence for it is strong but I'm not interested in this subject. I like it hot which is why I live in south Florida. I'm thinking of moving to a Caribbean island because it's not hot enough here.
What I don't like about the former Texas Governor is he tried to dumb down the teaching of evolution in Texas schools. Evolution is my favorite branch of science. It was very annoying when he chose a creationist to lead the Texas school board. It's not fair to the students to have a know-nothing idiot make decisions about science curriculums.
In any case I'm OK with anything the President-elect wants.
"This is a great post. I totally agree. Creationism, climate change denial and a mix of bankers and oil executives feeding off of a deregulated economy should be the cornerstones of any good red blooded American administration. Now if The Donald can just find a place for someone from the Flat Earth Society he will have the perfect cabinet."