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To: wendy1946
Newt Gingrich once stated the problem of evolutionism and morality about as succinctly as is possible in noting that the question of whether a man views his neighbor as a fellow child of God or as a meat byproduct of random processes simply has to affect human relationships. Once stated where? Here's Newt's actual views on the record:


If you'd gone into science instead of politics, where do you think you would have ended up?
I would have been a naturalist. Edward O. Wilson is probably the closest to my model. I really love paleontology and animals and plants and the complexity of ecosystems.

Do you view evolution as "just a theory" or as the best explanation for how we came to be?
Evolution certainly seems to express the closest understanding we can now have. But it's changing too. The current tree of life is not anything like a 19th-century Darwinian tree. We're learning a lot about how systems evolve and don't evolve. Cockroaches became successful several hundred million years ago and just stopped evolving.

40 posted on 03/30/2009 9:28:31 PM PDT by Inappropriate Laughter
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

Perhaps that explains why Newt has become such a sellout.


41 posted on 03/30/2009 9:32:28 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

Sounds like they got to him eventually. Sad.


46 posted on 03/31/2009 4:39:11 AM PDT by wendy1946
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