Todd Akin of "legitimate rape" fame, on evolution
Todd Akin, the Missouri Congressman who wants to be the next U.S. Senator from that state and who believes that women who are "legitimately raped" don't get pregnant, has a few thoughts on evolution. Well, very few because it is obvious he has never really thought about it above a grade school science level. Akin stated about evolution, "I don’t see it as even a matter of science because I don’t know that you can prove one or the other."
Actually, the evidence for evolution is overwhelming. If not true, than extinct species would be random in the geological strata. Mammoths would be found with dinosaurs. Homo erectus (ancestor to modern man) would be found with early reptiles. Of course they aren't random. They are found in the gelogical layers where they existed and died out. Talk Origins is a great website if you want more information on evolution. It lists evidence such as radioactive dating, genetics, real time observable examples of evolution, among other evidence. Yeah, but I guess Akin is right, I believe in evolution based on faith and not all the facts I listed.
Akin, who is amazingly on a House of Representatives committee that deals with scientific matters, is a Christian theocrat. Most Christians aren't theocrats, but he and many in the Republican party are theocrats who wish to make our secular republic something closer to a Christian version of Iran.
Lastly, a public middle school teacher in New York City mandated that her teachers pray to Jesus. If this happened in the South, instead of much more secular New York City, there would be outrage among the local Christian right-wing that she was admonished for abusing her authority to win children converts for her religion.