Kentucky Republicans Prove Evolution Wrong!

It’s true! They’ve proven, once and for all, that they’re actually cavemen and possibly lower! What other reason could there be for this after realizing that allowing state exams to be based on national requirements would mean testing for a basic knowledge of biological evolution? Via Huffington Post:

They claim it doesn’t give the theory of creationism a fair shake and places undue emphasis on the teaching of evolution, which they maintain exists only as a “theory.”

“I would hope that creationism is presented as a theory in the classroom, in a science classroom, alongside evolution,” state Sen. David Givens (R) said in an interview with the Herald-Leader. “We’re simply saying to the ACT people we don’t want what is a theory to be taught as a fact in such a way it may damage students’ ability to do critical thinking.”

Other Republicans voiced their concerns more colorfully.

“The theory of evolution is a theory, and essentially the theory of evolution is not science — Darwin made it up,” state Sen. Ben Waide (R) said. “My objection is they should ensure whatever scientific material is being put forth as a standard should at least stand up to scientific method. Under the most rudimentary, basic scientific examination, the theory of evolution has never stood up to scientific scrutiny.”

Either these people are amazingly stupid or incredibly dishonest. “The theory of evolution has never stood up to scientific scrutiny?” It has withstood ALL scientific scrutiny. For a whole century. We have more proof that evolution is real than we do gravity. Not figuratively, we literally have more evidence for evolution than gravity. Anyone charged with the responsibility of governing his fellow citizens that is unable or unwilling to acknowledge empirical reality should be immediately removed from their position of authority; they are obviously too incompetent to be trusted with power.

9 comments for “Kentucky Republicans Prove Evolution Wrong!

  1. August 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    This is suprising? With all the other idiots running for office just adds to the reversal of the gene pool.

  2. AZIndependent
    August 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    “The theory of evolution is a theory, and essentially the theory of evolution is not science — Darwin made it up,”

    The theory of creationism is a theory, and essentially the theory of creationism is not science – fundamentalist Protestants made it up.

    There, fixed it for him.

    The difference between the theory of evolution and the theory of creationism is that evolution is BASED IN SCIENCE. Creationism is nothing more than a REFLIGIOUS BELIEF; it has not basis whatsoever in science.

  3. AZIndependent
    August 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Sorry, misspelled religious, hit submit before I could correct it….

  4. Inorganic Gardener
    August 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Stupid or dishonest? Why do they have to choose? both apply! This worn out rhetoric only pleases the dumbest of the base, which apparently is very important to the GOP. I guess they are not afraid to be the party of witch crazes, creationism and demon possession in the post modern world.

  5. August 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    “Darwin made it up,” but we’re supposed to believe the men who wrote the Bible didn’t? What’s wrong with this?

  6. Dewayne
    August 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Oddly enough, if you look at the creation story, creation and evolution are suspiciously similar.

  7. Peggy
    August 17, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    If I had a dollar for every time that the difference between the meaning of the “theory” in science and in general terms has been explained to the anti-evolutionists, I’d be able to give more to the Democrats than Adelson could possibly give to the Republicans. They don’t want to know. The sad thing is that they assume that the God who they believe to be omnipotent goes by the earth’s clock. As Psalm 90 says: “For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.” (KJV). They’ll never grasp that they can pass all the statutes they want but they can’t change facts.

  8. Catalina Amanigh
    August 18, 2012 at 3:26 am

    This is precisely why we (the scientific community) need to stop using that damnable word! What are now theories should be called “laws”, and what are now laws should be “certitudes”. Then, we can just use the word theory like everyone else does, to mean the same thing as “hypothesis.”

  9. August 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    At what point do you think some elected officials should be pilloried in the town square so we can throw offal at them and for how long?

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