Steve Benen has a post from yesterday on Representative Jack Kingston (R-Ga), who denies evolution.
“Real Time” host Bill Maher asked Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) a fairly straightforward question: “Do you believe in evolution?” Kingston not only rejected the foundation of modern biology, he explained it this way: “I believe I came from God, not from a monkey.” He added, “If it happened over millions and millions of years, there should be lots of fossil evidence.”
Standard eye-rolling stuff. But this is what got me:
As part of the same discussion, former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell tried to ask Kingston about the overuse of antibiotics. The far-right congressman had no idea how the question related to evolution.
“No idea how the question related to evolution.” For these blindered people, evolution is only about people. There is no larger context, no larger theory of which the evolution of man is but a small part.
See also my earlier post today: Profiles in Cowardice | Notes from The Pondonome