June 3, 2007

Another Embarrassment: Brownback Tops Creation Museum

Sen. Brownback's futile attempts to clarify why he raised his hand during a Republican presidential debate to indicate that he does not believe in evolution may just top the creation museum as an embarrassment for rational Americans. The museum is certainly a monument to the Christian idiocy which continues to afflict many Americans, but this is an elected representative charged with shaping the policy of our country. He even has presidential aspirations!

Writing in Time's Eye on Science blog, Michael D. Lemonick calls attention to Brownback's stupidity quite effectively.
If, writes the senator, "evolution means assenting to an exclusively materialistic, deterministic vision of the world that holds no place for a guiding intelligence then I reject it."

How curious. Does this mean that the senator also rejects the laws of gravity? Last I heard, they reflected that same view of the world.
Good question. I wonder if Brownback sees any value to science at all. It seems that he is trying to but does not grasp the limits of his delusional worldview.
"Those aspects of evolutionary theory compatible with this truth are a welcome addition to human knowledge. Aspects of these theories that undermine this truth, however, should be firmly rejected as an atheistic theology posing as science."
Oh, I see. You'll keep the parts of evolution that you can fit into your delusion and discard the rest, regardless of what the evidence says. Sir, this places you in the realm of psychosis. And don't get me started on the "atheistic theology" crack! Do not attempt to demean atheism by associating it with the joke of an enterprise that is theology.

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