The Surgeon General urges that creationist dumbitude only be viewed through the StupidVu 9000 or other approved viewing device
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson is a very ignorant man. Sorry, he might get offended by that. Allow me to be more accurate: he’s a creationist. Oh boy:
Johnson — not a Ph.D. scientist — received his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Taylor University, “an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love of Jesus Christ to a world in need.” His Taylor adviser, biology professor Timothy Burkholder told the Inquirer that the school teaches a religion-inflected view of evolution:
We would adhere to the view that God is the creator of all things and in charge of our lives, and I think Steve recognizes that and did from the beginning.
When questioned by reporters, Johnson admitted he does not distinguish a “clean-cut division” between religion and science:
It’s not a clean-cut division. If you have studied at all creationism vs. evolution, there’s theistic or God-controlled evolution and there’s variations on all those themes.
Clearly Johnson studied “creationism vs. evolution”–and failed.
I’m not sure this is fair. He’s correct in the respect that there is a continuum of views from YECism onwards based on how much of science one accepts. Moreover, he could be a proponent of theistic evolution. It isn’t clear from his comments what precisely he means.
Nevertheless, it sounds as though he has a confused understanding of science.
Mark, it doesn’t read that way to me necessarily. He isn’t a very good speaker and he is apparently trying to give a sound byte response about what is a complicated question.