December 09, 2008
Fox News: Bush Says Creation 'Not Incompatible' With Evolution
WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush said his belief that God created the world is not incompatible with the scientific theory of evolution.Why can't this man just say what he means instead of constantly interrupting himself and using all these double negatives? When I first read the headline, I was proud of him because I thought he said "not compatible" and then I had to re-read to find out that he said "not incompatible." Reading what he says is even more painful that hearing him say it!
In an interview with ABC's "Nightline" on Monday, the president also said he probably is not a literalist when reading the Bible although an individual can learn a great deal from it, including the New Testament teaching that God sent his only son.
Asked about creation and evolution, Bush said: "I think you can have both. I think evolution can -- you're getting me way out of my lane here. I'm just a simple president. But it's, I think that God created the earth, created the world; I think the creation of the world is so mysterious it requires something as large as an almighty and I don't think it's incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution."
He added, "I happen to believe that evolution doesn't fully explain the mystery of life."
I am also tired of people suggesting that evolution even attempts to explain the origin of life. It doesn't. Evolution attempts to explain the progression of life forms from simpler to more complex organisms via mechanisms like natural selection. Evolution is NOT a theory about cosmology.
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