Thursday, July 07, 2005

Republicans and evolution

Do Republicans believe in evolution. As reported by Kevin Drum, The New Republic decided to ask 15 leading rightwing intellectuals, and the results were shocking:

  • 8 said yes: David Frum, Jonah Goldberg, Charles Krauthammer, William F. Buckley, James Taranto, David Brooks, Richard Brookhiser, and Ramesh Ponnuru.
  • 3 said no: Grover Norquist, Stephen Moore, and Pat Buchanan.
  • 4 waffled or declined to answer: Bill Kristol, John Tierney, Tucker Carlson, and Norman Podhoretz.

And remember, these are Republican "intellectuals" -- if anyone in the Republican party can figure out that evolutionary science is not a debatable point, it should be these folks. God knows what the percentages are in the NASCAR set.

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