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Eric
09-29-2008, 07:28 AM
If true, this by itself ought to be enough for any sane person to cringe at the prospect of this woman anywhere near the Oval Office. She needs to be asked, directly, whether she in fact believes the earth is only a few thousand years old - and that dinosaurs were stomping around thousands (not millions) of years ago and co-existed with human beings. If she does not repudiate such idiocy completely and unequivocally, she is unfit to serve as town librarian. This kind of stupefaction cannot be treated with respect - and those who beeeeelieve in such things need to be laughed out of town. Once upon a time, they were. But we're returning to a kind of modern Dark Ages - where even the most absurd, ignorant claptrap can be voiced in public and, far from arousing universal derision, is often considered to be just another way of looking at things. But this is not a mere difference of opinion; I'm sorry if this comes off as rude, but anyone who believes in "young earth" geology or that men were walking with dinosaurs 6,000 years ago is a drooling, brain dead ignoramus - and ought to be laughed off the stage

The LA Times reports:

Soon after Sarah Palin was elected mayor of the foothill town of Wasilla, Alaska, she startled a local music teacher by insisting in casual conversation that men and dinosaurs coexisted on an Earth created 6,000 years ago -- about 65 million years after scientists say most dinosaurs became extinct -- the teacher said.

After conducting a college band and watching Palin deliver a commencement address to a small group of home-schooled students in June 1997, Wasilla resident Philip Munger said, he asked the young mayor about her religious beliefs.

Palin told him that "dinosaurs and humans walked the Earth at the same time," Munger said. When he asked her about prehistoric fossils and tracks dating back millions of years, Palin said "she had seen pictures of human footprints inside the tracks," recalled Munger, who teaches music at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and has regularly criticized Palin in recent years on his liberal political blog, called Progressive Alaska.

The idea of a "young Earth" -- that God created the Earth about 6,000 years ago, and dinosaurs and humans coexisted early on -- is a popular strain of creationism.

In her race for governor she called for faith-based "intelligent design" to be taught along with evolution in Alaska's schools...

gail
09-29-2008, 01:39 PM
Did Sarah Palin say the above things? Hmm -- Let us go to the source and see:

Urban legends
http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/newsquotes.asp

Fake Quotes of Sarah Palin
http://unbearablebobness.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/08/governor-sarah-palin-quotes.html

Now, tell me again what it was that Sarah Palin said!

Eric
09-29-2008, 03:15 PM
Did Sarah Palin say the above things? Hmm -- Let us go to the source and see:

Urban legends
http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/newsquotes.asp

Fake Quotes of Sarah Palin
http://unbearablebobness.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/08/governor-sarah-palin-quotes.html

Now, tell me again what it was that Sarah Palin said!


She attends a church where such things are taught/believed; it is reasonable to assume she does, in fact, hold such views. She needs to be confronted and asked, specifically, whether she does.

Do you believe dinosaurs walked with men?

gail
09-29-2008, 04:52 PM
Did Sarah Palin say the above things? Hmm -- Let us go to the source and see:

Urban legends
http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/newsquotes.asp

Fake Quotes of Sarah Palin
http://unbearablebobness.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/08/governor-sarah-palin-quotes.html

Now, tell me again what it was that Sarah Palin said!


She attends a church where such things are taught/believed; it is reasonable to assume she does, in fact, hold such views. She needs to be confronted and asked, specifically, whether she does.

Do you believe dinosaurs walked with men?


I have no idea one way or the other and frankly, I could care less. One thing I do know is that 'Truth is stranger than Fiction." I now know why.

ColleenC2
09-29-2008, 05:36 PM
She attends a church where such things are taught/believed; it is reasonable to assume she does, in fact, hold such views. She needs to be confronted and asked, specifically, whether she does.

Using this line of reasoning than one can reasonably conclude the same about Obama attending a church that professes and teaches Black Theology. That teaches to hate White Americans and therefore he believes the same.

I have learned that just because you ask someone what they believe especially under political pressure one will only get a politically correct answer. So............why ask the question, when you know you are only going to get a politcally correct answer.

Eric
09-29-2008, 05:54 PM
"I have no idea one way or the other and frankly, I could care less. "

You have no idea? Have you ever heard of carbon dating? Do you understand that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old? That dinosaurs died out some 60 million years ago?

This is not advanced science - it is basic knowledge that any high school educated person ought to be fully aware of. The fact that you're not - apparently - makes your support for someone such as Palin a lot easier to udnerstand....

Eric
09-29-2008, 05:56 PM
"Using this line of reasoning than one can reasonably conclude the same about Obama attending a church that professes and teaches Black Theology. That teaches to hate White Americans and therefore he believes the same."

Yes - that's a reasonable assumption. You continue to assume that I support Obama because I loathe Palin and McChimp.

ColleenC2
09-29-2008, 07:33 PM
You continue to assume that I support Obama because I loathe Palin and McChimp

This is where you are wrong, I do not assume that you are supporting either of the candidates. I assume like myself that any person with any reasonable ability to think would not "support" either candidates or parties.

I am at the point that I would like a public rush on the white house and congress and set up everyday ordinary citizens, that we have a mass hiring committee, that we determine whether they have credentials in business, economics, law etc. and evaluate them on their past performance in their own professions. No running for elections, no money or politics involved, just everyday ordinary citizens I think can run the country better than the cronies that we have sitting around now calling themselves politicians.

i.e not one of them is an economist and yet they are trying to draft a bill and get it passed to "fix" the financial crisis. What the hell do they know about economics, nothing!

misterdecibel
09-30-2008, 01:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbizzLzcpnM