Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mike Pence on Science

I was looking for John Gregg's first campaign ad on YouTube tonight, and I found this blast from the past.  Watch Pence squirm when challenged on the GOP's commitment to science.  Chris Matthews clearly has a point of view here, but it is, after all, Hardball.

1 comment:

Paul K. Ogden said...

I couldn't agree more with Pence on global warming, er climate change. It's a shame how science has become so politicized on that topic. Any more it is has become about advancing a political agenda, not about using the scientific method to prove or disprove various scientific hypotheses. That is a real tragedy.

This interview was obviously from awhile back. In light of the revelations of scientists extensive manipulating data on global warming, not to mention selectively using data in their climate models, I'm sure Pence's statements today on that subject would be much stronger than it is today. I believe strongly we need to get back to honest science and leave the politics to politicians.

As far as evolution, my Catholic Church has accepted evolution as fact for decades. (The Church also doesn't take a literal view of the Bible.) Evolution though doesn't explain how the world began. Accepting evolution as fact is not at all inconsistent with the view that a Supreme Being is the creator of the world we live in. In fact, I'd say a vast majority of people share that view and I'm pretty sure that is what Pence was saying, though that he was trying very hard not to offend his evolution-disbelieving supporters.