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Evolution and Presidential Politics—A Bad “Omenn”

Evolution and Presidential Politics-A Bad "Omenn"

Evolutionists are losing the debate in the court of public opinion. So they are turning to a tried and tested method of garnering support-fear mongering. They have noted how powerfully this has played out in the global warming debate and have decided to take a leaf out of the Green's playbook. Listen to this.

Electing a president who does not believe in evolution theory is a way to lead a nation to ruin, according one scientist.

"The logic that convinces us that evolution is a fact is the same logic we use to say smoking is hazardous to your health or we have serious energy policy issues because of global warming," said Dr. Gilbert Omenn, professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health at the University of Michigan, during a science media day one day after presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee won the Iowa caucuses.

"I would worry that a president who didn't believe in the evolution arguments wouldn't believe in those other arguments either. This is a way of leading our country to ruin," said Omenn, who was present for the release the pro-evolution book "Science, Evolution and Creationism," published by the National Academy of Sciences.

I hope Dr. Omenn's skill in internal medicine is vastly superior to his logic or his honesty. Let's deal with honesty issue first. There is not the slightest correlation in methodology between how medical scientists have determined that smoking is hazardous to one's health and how evolutionists arrived at their theory of origins. To give the impression that evolutionists can produce the empirical evidence in favor of their theory that is available to show the dangers of smoking is downright misleading.

As to logic, I will simply say that to try to expect us to accept the truth of evolution because some scientists with a particular agenda have scared a lot of people into accepting that catastrophic, man-induced global warming is occurring-and that big-government measures can fix it-is ludicrous.

However, it says a lot about how desperate the evolution lobby is becoming these days. They have successfully closed the door of tenured professorship in scientific disciplines against any scientist who does not share their belief in Darwinism Now they want to extend their closed shop policy to the Presidency of the United States.

It's not a Darwin denying President who will "ruin" this country but closed-minded academics who are seeking to make the minds of their students-and if possible, the electorate of this country-as closed as theirs. Pardon the awful pun, but when Dr. Gilbert Omenn speaks so ominously to link America's future to his pet theory of evolution and tries to make the office Presidential the peculiar domain of Darwinian evolutionists, it's an ill omen indeed. It appears that Evolutionists want to grab by spreading fear what they cannot gain by rational debate.

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