Monday, May 11, 2009

"Did You Take Biology?"

Last week, Congressman Mike Pence, who is Chairman of House Republican Conference, was confronted about his evolution views. Congressman Pence and journalist Chris Matthews got into the following exchange...

MATTHEWS: Do you believe in evolution?

PENCE: Do I believe in evolution? I embrace the view that God created the heavens and the earth, the seas and all that's in them, and --

MATTHEWS: (interrupting) Right, but you believe in evolution from the beginning.

PENCE: The means, Chris, that He used to do that, I can't say, but I do believe --

MATTHEWS: (interrupting) You can't what?

PENCE: -- in that fundamental truth.

MATTHEWS: Well -- well did you take biology? Did you take biology in school? Did you take science, which is all based on evolutionary belief and assumption?

PENCE: Well, I've always wanted to --

MATTHEWS: If your party is to be credible on science, you've gotta accept science. Do you?

PENCE: Yeah, I want to --

MATTHEWS: Accept science?

PENCE: I always wanted to play in Inherit the Wind, but on the global warming issue --

MATTHEWS: (laughing)

PENCE: -- I know that in the mainstream media...

MATTHEWS: See how you're hedging?

PENCE: In the mainstream media --

MATTHEWS: This is why people don't trust Republicans!

Click here for the video.

I think it's appalling that Matthews treated Pence - one of the best Congressmen in Washington - in such an aggressive, condescending way. But such behavior is normal for "Darwinbots."

Furthermore, Chris' Matthews' line ("Did you take biology?") reminds of this exchange between Brian and Troy in The Mustard Seed...

BRIAN: She's studied the latest science...and based on that information, she's found solid reasons to believe in God's existence. I've also done some research on the subject, and I have to say, the evidence is very convincing.

TROY: Dude, did you go to high school? Did they teach you anything there?...Nobody whose taken a high school science class can honestly believe in God, or any sort of greater meaning to the universe. It's that simple.

Oh, but it's NOT that simple. Not at all...


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