Field of Science

A presidential candidate who believes in evolution!

The Phactor has been asked many times if he “believes in evolution?” My answer is always the same, “No, because it isn’t a matter of faith.” Evolution is true because of all the evidence, because of the way this explanation makes sense out of so many otherwise inexplicable observations, because it helps unite some many different aspects of biology into a whole, and because of the usefulness of this explanation in doing more science. Not everyone uses language as precisely, so when a presidential candidate says “he believes in evolution”, he is in a sense correct because he’s taking it on faith that biologists know what it is of which they speak, so his acknowledgement of that is fine, and welcome. But it’s only news because all the other candidates are so proudly pig ignorant of science. And such a well-educated, well-informed fellow doesn’t stand a chance with that voting block. It doesn’t bode well for our country.

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