Friday, August 26, 2011

Marching to the 19th century

Of course like every other man of intelligence and education I do believe in organic evolution.

(Woodrow Wilson, campaigning for President of United States in 1912)

Thank Heaven, I sat at the feet of Darwin and Huxley.

(My Life as a Naturalist by Theodore Roosevelt, President of United States, 1901-1909)

It was somewhat surprising. Dr. Ron Paul, medical doctor, darling of the Libertarians and Republican presidential candidate apparently doesn't believe in evolutionary theory, at least according to the video. Whether he was pandering to the general ignorance or truly believes in what he uttered, it hardly speaks well of a man wishing to become the President of the United States.

Of course, Ron Paul is unlikely to ever wander through the White House. But it says something about the general dumbing down of the U.S., and that is the real problem in America.

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