Remember last month when we posted Is Scott Walker a Creationist? Sure you do. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is a Republican presidential contender who, while in England on a trade mission, dodged a reporter’s question on evolution, saying:
“I’m going to punt on that one as well,” Walker replied. “That’s a question a politician shouldn’t be involved in one way or the other.”
At the time we said:
That may be the smart way to play it, in terms of party primary politics, but still, we need to know how he thinks. Is he pro-science, or is he a science-denier? More broadly, does he decide issues based on evidence, or in some non-rational way? It’s fine if a candidate has strong principles, but they have to be based in reality, not ideology.
Well, now we have the answer. We don’t know how we missed it, but Walker was interviewed a month ago by — *sigh* — Megyn Kelly. The video is only about 30 seconds long. Walker clearly declares that he’s anti-science, and is therefore a flaming creationist.
As most of you know, your humble Curmudgeon is a Republican, albeit one of the dwindling number of those who were once a majority of the party back in the Goldwater days — before the so-called social conservatives became prominent. That makes us a rarity among science bloggers. What will your Curmudgeon do if a creationist like Walker is the GOP nominee?.
We explained our position a couple of election cycles ago in Creationism or Socialism: Which is Dumber? It’s one of our favorite posts, but it upset most of you, and it probably still does. That’s how it goes. It’s not easy being a Curmudgeon.
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