In Obama’s Own Words
|September 24, 2008||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design|
From the responses to a Q&A sent out by Nature here.
Do you believe that evolution by means of natural selection is a sufficient explanation for the variety and complexity of life on Earth? Should intelligent design, or some derivative thereof, be taught in science class in public schools?
Obama: I believe in evolution, and I support the strong consensus of the scientific community that evolution is scientifically validated. I do not believe it is helpful to our students to cloud discussions of science with non-scientific theories like intelligent design that are not subject to experimental scrutiny.
HT to Winston Macchi
Update (added by DaveScot): In Biden’s own words yesterday:
“When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed,” Biden told Couric.
Broadcast television didn’t exist in 1929, dummy, and Hoover was president. Fail.