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    Default Ron Paul doesn't believe in evolution.

    Here is an entry in the blog 'The largest minority'.

    Since Brownback and Tancredo are out of the race, I guess Paul decided to keep Huckabee company amongst the presidential candidates who think the Flintstones was a documentary. Denying scientific evidence is an awfully peculiar thing for a doctor to do, but then again, Ron Paul is a paradox. He voted for the border fence with Mexico, yet claims to be a libertarian. He voted against the resolution to impeach Cheney, yet claims to be a strict constitutionalist. He’s against the occupation of Iraq, yet claims to be from Texas. Understanding Paul is like trying to nail jello to a tree, and yet that doesn’t seem to matter to the majority of his supporters who still don’t have a full picture of their savior.

    Despite eyebrow-raising revelations that continue to surface, such as about Paul not believing in the separation between church and state or the donations he accepts from white supremacist groups, nothing is stronger than the love a Paul fanboy has for his golden idol. Ask a left-leaning Paul supporter why they don’t just support a better candidate like Dennis Kucinich and they’ll put forth the anti-democratic group-think argument of electibility having precedence over platform. Irony anyone? Why not just support Hillary and get it over with?



    It’s actually pretty shocking that Paul would use the “evolution is just a theory” argument to justify his nonacceptance of it. In science, a Theory is not merely an opinion, but a well-supported and testable explanation of how nature works. Doctor Paul must surely know the error in putting something like the geological theory of plate tectonics and my cousin’s theory that Alf is really an alien and not a muppet on equal footing. Paul has shown how extremely misinformed he is on matters of science with his solution to environmental degradation already. Perhaps we should exercise a bit of intelligent design ourselves by elected a president with at least an elementary school understanding of what constitutes scientific evidence this time around, and not someone who thinks “both sides” are equally credible.


    Here is the link, which has a video too http://www.jwharrison.com/blog/2007/12/ ... evolution/

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    Almost all the Republican candidates are creationists. Depressing that the world's main superpower may well be led by scientific illiterates. Not that Paul has a snowball's chance in hell of winning. But the likes of Huckabee etc have a chance and hold similar views. In fact his views are even nuttier.
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    it's not their scientific illiteracy that I am worried about, it's their religious fundamentalism.

    I bet you Ron Paul is also a believer in 'the rapture'

    He is certainly a proponent of 'home schooling' which is basically a blank cheque for cults bigots and fanatics to have complete control over the intellectual development of their children.
    Actual morality is doing what is right regardless of what you're told. Religious morality is doing what you're told, regardless of if it's right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akrasia
    He is certainly a proponent of 'home schooling' which is basically a blank cheque for cults bigots and fanatics to have complete control over the intellectual development of their children.
    You know that we have a constitutional right to "home school" here in Ireland, don't you?

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    nothing wrong with home schooling, as long as the kids are doing okay, that's the parents choice.

    As for accepting the truth about evolution, well, obviously the right to free speech is important, but I do wonder at times if some of the Republicans aren't abusing the privilege.
    What part of NO don't EU understand?

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    I wouldn't like Ron Paul to run in Ireland, but I think he is shaking up the US race quite nicely.

    Zero chance he'll win, of course, but good he's there ruffling feathers.

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    John,

    I think there is selective hearing on what Ron Paul said.

    He finishes up by saying I dont think we are at a point where anybody has the absolute truth on either side.

    Ron Paul is entitled to his Christian derived logic. And hey, if you just like the Billion or so Christians believe a man walked on water and rearraged the Periodic Table of elements to change approx 100% H2O into a 13% solution of C2H5OH blended with a complex mix of chemicals including Tannins and Anthocyanins then, Ron Pauls statement that evolution is just a theory is pretty rational.

    In fact the theory of evolution is a just a theory and it may take some time yet to absolutely prove it.

    Animals can evolve where an aberration can become competitive advantage. But to say that a complex cell with DNA, Mitochondria, derived from a soup bowl of warm water and gasses at the earliest stages of the planet, is a huge leap of faith even for Evolutionists. See below the Eukaryotic Cell and tell me what reproducable process allowed such a cell to come about.

    On Paul accepting money from white supremacists groups, Paul gave a great response to Neil Cavuto on FOX News. Paul doesn't mind who gives money to him because Paul will spend it ONLY on what Paul believes in. Anyone is free to donate to his cause. This is in stark contrast to the Military and Oligarch corporations DIRECTING the policies of their puppet Presidential candidates (eg Hillary, Giuliani) to, for example, invade countries and kill people for massive profit.


    Paul for President would be a breath of fresh air. Some commentators are so used to residing in a bastardised version of democracy, with the regular departure from the norms set down by the Constitution, they dont know real democracy when its speaking to them and running for President.

    Three Cheers for RON PAUL.

    Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
    Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But Conscience asks the question - is it right?
    And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;but one must take it simply because it is right. -MLK

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    Seabhcan. How come the guy with zero chance can draw 5000 to hear him and is the biggest money raiser while most others are broke.

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    I don't see much to recommend Ron Paul, what's with his army of trolls on virtually every board I go to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destiny's Soldier
    John,

    I think there is selective hearing on what Ron Paul said.

    He finishes up by saying I dont think we are at a point where anybody has the absolute truth on either side.

    Ron Paul is entitled to his Christian derived logic. And hey, if you just like the Billion or so Christians believe a man walked on water and rearraged the Periodic Table of elements to change approx 100% H2O into a 13% solution of C2H5OH blended with a complex mix of chemicals including Tannins and Anthocyanins then, Ron Pauls statement that evolution is just a theory is pretty rational.

    In fact the theory of evolution is a just a theory and it may take some time yet to absolutely prove it.

    Animals can evolve where an aberration can become competitive advantage. But to say that a complex cell with DNA, Mitochondria, derived from a soup bowl of warm water and gasses at the earliest stages of the planet, is a huge leap of faith even for Evolutionists. See below the Eukaryotic Cell and tell me what reproducable process allowed such a cell to come about.

    On Paul accepting money from white supremacists groups, Paul gave a great response to Neil Cavuto on FOX News. Paul doesn't mind who gives money to him because Paul will spend it ONLY on what Paul believes in. Anyone is free to donate to his cause. This is in stark contrast to the Military and Oligarch corporations DIRECTING the policies of their puppet Presidential candidates (eg Hillary, Giuliani) to, for example, invade countries and kill people for massive profit.


    Paul for President would be a breath of fresh air. Some commentators are so used to residing in a bastardised version of democracy, with the regular departure from the norms set down by the Constitution, they dont know real democracy when its speaking to them and running for President.

    Three Cheers for RON PAUL.



    I don't think you are right: to science Evolution is a Law. The word "Theory" is misleading.

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