Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible candidate for president, says the theory of evolution has “holes.”
In an interview with the Associated Press, Perry elaborated on his view on evolution. ”There are clear indications from our people who have amazing intellectual capability that this didn’t happen by accident and a creator put this in place. Now, what was his time frame and how did he create the earth that we know? I’m not going to tell you that I’ve got the answers to that,” he said.
“I believe that we were created by this all-powerful supreme being and how we got to today versus what we look like thousands of years ago, I think there’s enough holes in the theory of evolution to, you know, say there are some holes in that theory,” Perry added.
I’m not going to get into all the different ways evolution and the age of the Earth have been demonstrated to be correct. There are plenty of other websites, books, documentaries, and classrooms that can do a far better job than me. The only holes are in Perry’s understanding of evolutionary biology.
That said, I’m really more concerned about whether the next president will have an understanding of economics and foreign policy, or even a decent understanding of history after we evolved.
(Just for fun, light travels at 186,000 mi/second. We can observe light from the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy, which is approximately 2.5 million light years from Earth. Kinda screws up the Creationist theory of the age of the universe.)