Bobby Jindal: Creationist (???)…Politician!!!!

By Razib Khan | June 16, 2008 3:17 pm

I have already posted on Creationism & Bobby Jindal. Here’s more:

As a parent, when my kids go to schools, when they go to public schools, I want them to be presented with the best thinking. I want them to be able to make decisions for themselves. I want them to see the best data. I personally think that the life, human life and the world we live in wasn’t created accidentally. I do think that there’s a creator. I’m a Christian. I do think that God played a role in creating not only earth, but mankind. Now, the way that he did it, I’d certainly want my kids to be exposed to the very best science. I don’t want them to be – I don’t want any facts or theories or explanations to be withheld from them because of political correctness. The way we’re going to have smart, intelligent kids is exposing them to the very best science and let them not only decide, but also let them contribute to that body of knowledge. That’s what makes the scientific process so exciting. You get to go there and find facts and data and test what’s come before you and challenge those theories.

  • sean

    Wow, that’s some serious hand-waving. It’s hard to tell at first reading whether he’s trying to hide his creationism from a liberal audience, or hide his non-creationism from a fundamentalist one. “The very best science” can mean so many things, depending upon one’s definition of “science.”

  • Caledonian

    The way we’re going to have smart, intelligent kids is exposing them to the very best science and let them not only decide,

    Translation: we’ll act as though “Magic Man done it!” can be compared to the totality of all empirically-derived knowledge about biology and the history of life, then validate the children who choose to cling to their instilled belief systems.

  • pconroy

    Bobby Jindal is a politician, and all politics is local, ergo he doesn’t want to piss off his largely evangelical, creationist voters.

  • Mr. Gunn
  • Lurky

    “I personally think that…”. Everytime I see that it reminds me of Miss South Carolina, I just can’t help it. The phrase is totally ruined. Although in this case it just makes reading the drivel that follows all the more fun :)


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