Obama on the age of the earth

By Razib Khan | November 21, 2012 5:29 am

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  • http://darwincatholic.blogspot.com DarwinCatholic

    Interesting. It continues here (first 1:30 of this one):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsF0b-rSDxA&feature=relmfu

    At first he winds up as if he wants to hold both young earth and old earth as equally reasonable possibilities, and then he seems realize what he’s doing and jumps in to emphasize that he “believes in evolution” and likes science.

  • timbebinder

    Ruh roh… that’s illuminating.

  • toto

    He’s basically saying that he believes in evolution (from DC’s link) and that he’s not a YEC, but he respects biblical literalists.

    I guess that’s the strongest kind of support for science that you can expect from any US politician who has any chance of being elected to high office (and who wants to keep it!)

  • Chris

    I always wonder how much is the politician’s actual belief and how much is just telling people what they want to hear. Fortunately from his actions, which really matter, he is definitely more pro-science than the previous administration.

  • http://www.rightklik.net RightKlik

    “…he is definitely more pro-science than the previous administration.”

    I’m not sure I can think of a lot of reasons to call Obama “definitely” more “pro-science” than the average politician from the left or the right.

    Politicians “like to cloak their policy preferences in the mantle of science, but they do not in fact give a fig about science, which for them is only a vehicle to be ridden to the precise extent that it is convenient.” http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/275093/rick-perry-pushes-their-buttons-kevin-d-williamson

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