Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal had a tough time responding to a couple of questions that asked him if he believed in evolution. Are you shocked? Governor Howdy Doody often mingles his Christian beliefs into scientific ones and thinks they both have equal weight or that his religious beliefs far exceed those espoused by scientific fact.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal dodged three questions on Tuesday about whether he personally believes the theory of evolution explains the presence of complex life on Earth.
"The reality is I'm not an evolutionary biologist," the Republican governor and possible 2016presidential hopeful told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
"What I believe as a father and a husband is that local schools should make decisions on how they teach," he said. "And we can talk about Common Core and why I don't believe in a national curriculum. I think local school districts should make decisions about what should be taught in their classroom. I want my kids to be exposed to the best science, the best critical thinking..."
You would think from his history that he'd dive head first into the Creationist side of evolutionary theory, but he's obviously thinking of running for the Oval office in 2016, so he's shucking and jiving us now. All he wants is for each state to teach whatever bogus curriculum they want, that's all.
"I told you what I think. I think that local school districts, not the federal government, should make the decision about how they teach science, biology, economics. I want my kids to be taught about evolution; I want my kids to be taught about other theories."
Let's see what else he believes in via Raw Story:
In 2008, Jindal was instrumental in the passage of the Louisiana Science Education Act, which allowed science teachers in public schools to veer away from the established science in biology courses. Under the Act, teachers can use the Bible, creationist tracts and other literature to “supplement” their teaching about how life evolved on Earth.
Did anyone ask Jindal about dinosaurs or the Flying Spaghetti Monster?
He later then had the audacity to call the Obama administration "science deniers."
“The reality is, right now, we’ve got an administration —the Obama administration — that are science deniers when it comes to harnessing America’s energy resources and the potential to create good-paying jobs,” the Republican and potential 2016 candidate said at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.
I sure hope he runs in 2016, don't you?