Conservatives and Evolution

CONSERVATIVES AND EVOLUTION….Do conservative thinkers and pundits believe in evolution? Ben Adler at the New Republic decided to find out. Here’s a summary:

  • 8 said yes: David Frum, Jonah Goldberg, Charles Krauthammer, William F. Buckley, James Taranto, David Brooks, Richard Brookhiser, and Ramesh Ponnuru.

  • 3 said no: Grover Norquist, Stephen Moore, and Pat Buchanan.

  • 4 waffled or declined to answer: Bill Kristol, John Tierney, Tucker Carlson, and Norman Podhoretz.

There’s more detail at the link. The most entertaining quote, oddly enough, comes from David Frum, who’s a believer in evolution. Despite that, he said: “Christianity is the faith of nine-tenths of the American public….I don’t believe that public schools should embark on teaching anything that offends Christian principle.”

That’s wrong on so many levels it’s hard to know where to start.