Skip to comments.Rick Perry Answers the Dreaded "Evolution" Question (Mentions holes in the Theory of Evolution)
Posted on 08/09/2011 5:59:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Governor Rick Perry on evolution, in an interview with the Associated Press:
"There are clear indications from our people who have amazing intellectual capability that this didn't happen by accident and a creator put this in place. Now, what was his time frame and how did he create the earth that we know? I'm not going to tell you that I've got the answers to that. I believe that we were created by this all-powerful supreme being and how we got to today versus what we look like thousands of years ago, I think there's enough holes in the theory of evolution to, you know, say there are some holes in that theory."
Not a bad answer. I can live with it.
If humans can evolve wolves into domesticated dogs of various appearances in 10,000 years, I wonder what nature might be capable of over billions of years this planet earth has been around.
What’s the relevance to anything?
Close enough for a politician.
Good answer, that’s right where I am. God did it and he did it in his own time frame.
The only answer a Repub should ever give to that question is...
“The THEORY of Evolution is just that. A Theory; and any honest scientist will tell you that we do not have all the answers. Science BELIEVES the theory of evolution is correct based on AVAILABLE evidence and people of faith believe the Bible is correct based on available evidence. The two can coexsist just fine until one or the other is proven to be incorrect. So far MR. Reporter, that has not happened.”
The problem with non-liberals is that they think they have to answer every question that the MSM launches.
Screw the MSM.
RE: Whats the relevance to anything?
You have to understand that to liberal reporters, questioning the theory of evolution is tantamount to questioning that the world is round.
They also want to imply that by expressing doubts about evolution, your educational policy will then be similar to the narrow-minded authorities who fined John Scopes for teaching evolution (thus, making you anti-science).
A good president doesn’t make education policy. A good president refunds the department of education and returns education to the locals... where it belongs.
BTW, This month, Perry appointed a biology teacher who disputes evolution as chairwoman of the Texas State Board of Education.
In 2009, that 15-member board put the national spotlight on Texas in a debate that led to adopting standards encouraging schools to look at all sides of scientific theory.
It now is considering educational materials that promote intelligent design even though a federal court ruled against teaching the theory that life on Earth is so complex that it must have come from an intelligent higher power.
Defunds. (not refunds)
Good answer, Mr. Perry.
Not a Perry fan, but I agree with this answer.
Perry is moving into Say Anything mode.
The greater issue is whether he can explain his past history of pro-abortion, pro-redefining marriage, pro-amnesty statements.
Evolution should try becoming mainstream science where best answers coalesce when one observes, measures, replicates by experiment, and computes formulas for a phenomenon. Currently, examinations for many physical events have not reached this four-fold rationality.
One example is String Theory, or the theory of everything; everything for atomic, micro-processes. Elegant mathematical models utilize eleven dimensions to unify gravitational, electromagnetic, and nuclear strong and weak forces. Here is computation without experiment, measurement, or observation. Niels Bohr would say, Yes, yes you have the mathematics. But does it make sense? Notable critics say scientists utilize mathematics, but inadvertently venture into philosophy or religion.
The other extreme is Macroevolution or Darwinism, where all is observation. Rigorous measurements and experiments would require 1,000 to 10,000 times recorded history. Science advocates contemplate observed phenomenon, and decide evolution explains everything. Yet Macroevolution fails computational testing, with vanishing small probabilities, using Thermodynamics, which covers all macro-processes.
For just one trivial example assume there are 82,000,000 steps from the first one cell animal to man and 81,999,500 have an absolute certainty of occurring. If the remaining 500 have a 90% probability of occurring, then the chance Macroevolution explains the presence of humans is 0.000000000000000000000013220708.
Advocates could consider natural processes in open systems, as required by natural selection and consistently note increased disorder, release of energy, and increased entropy. Even huge energy inputs result in Katrina, and not the Brooklyn Bridge absent intentionality.
Rigorous debate continues concerning String Theory, but debate is prohibited concerning Evolution. Darwinist advocates contend contrary arguments require intrusion of God. Yet good theologians of desert religions would say a god hedged in by observation, measurement, experiment, and computation ends up equivalent to the Golden Calf the Israelites constructed in the Wilderness. Their God can only be found by mystical, faith encounters.
This religious bashing by the presstitutes is bogus. Barry lies about having faith, gives a wink and a nod to the gays and the secular humanists, and plays up his "lifelong Christian faith" for the black church going community.
Anyone who believes in God as Creator has a “creation” belief. Does not at all mean that the believe subscribes to a “young earth, 6,000 year old planet” belief.
If God did NOT create the universe, then (A) God does not exist, (B) was sprung (or gods sprang) forth FROM the big bang, or (C) was surprised by the whole deal and probably has no ability to interfere in the lives of Men.
You’ll find plenty of Yahoo news posts from those on the Left condemning the “superstitious beliefs” of Christians and “their imaginary friend Jesus”. Not so much ridicule of the muslims belief that Mohammed rode into Heaven on horseback. Cowards.
I disagree with some of your conclusions. I don’t have a problem with evolution, and don’t find the need to disprove it in order to justify...well, something.
But, I think we both agree that it is a God-driven process, whatever we think it is structurally, and that God is in charge.