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the problem with Paul

[originally drafted a long time ago…]

Last night I sat KJ down to watch last week’s Meet the Press with Ron Paul. This morning I read that he isn’t sure about evolution.

On evolution: in the video clip, RP makes the point that the question of whether one believes in evolution was not particularly appropriate for a Presidential debate; fair enough. But he said, “inappropriate for the Presidency to be determined on a scientific matter” — that’s misleading.

KJ says Ron Paul doesn’t believe in evolution because “it’s not in the Constitution.” She might be right, but I couldn’t help but laugh (ha-ha!). I think I would generally prefer Presidents who agree on scientific consensus (real scientific consensus, not like the “global warming consensus”) than theology. And I think there is more consensus around evolution than there is around human-caused global warming. But that’s just me.


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