Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry fielded a few questions from a child in New Hampshire about evolution Thursday--a topic the outspoken Christian governor was sure to encounter on the campaign trail sooner or later.
"How old do you think the Earth is?" the child asked, who was being coached by his mother behind him for each question. (Z: no criticism from Yahoo's author on that, of course)
"How old do I think the earth is? You know what? I don't have any idea," Perry responded. "I know it's pretty old. So it goes back a long, long way. I'm not sure anybody actually knows completely and absolutely how old the earth is."
Meanwhile, the mother whispered to her son to ask about evolution.
"I hear your mom was asking about evolution and, you know, it's a theory that's out there," Perry said. "It's got some gaps in it, but in Texas we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools. Because I figure you're smart enough to figure out which one is right."
Did any of you know the age of the earth? I didn't. I figured it is "pretty old," too. As for evolution, saying that it's "responsible for the range of species on the planet today" is kind of a broad way of the author not having to field that question himself, huh? :-)
Here's our media today: SCIENTISTS say something, though not all scientists DO reflect that thinking.......and, if a Christian doesn't, he's........what..............STUPID? SO, only scientists who believe solely in evolution are smart, is that the inference of the leftwing media? Of course it is. America, wake up; this country's founded on everyone's opinions being respected........when that's lost, look out. What's going to change in the winning of the Evolution and Intelligent Design? Why's the Left so afraid of allowing all opinions to be voiced? And how's this reflect on Rick Perry?