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Santorum told the editorial board of the Nashua Telegraph this week, “There are many on the left and in the scientific community, so to speak, who are afraid of that discussion because oh my goodness you might mention the word, God-forbid, ‘God’ in the classroom, or ‘Creator,’ or that there may be some things that are inexplainable by nature where there may be, where it’s better explained by a Creator. It’s very interesting that you have a situation that science will only allow things in the classroom that are consistent with a non-Creator idea of how we got here, as if somehow or another that’s scientific. Well maybe the science points to the fact that maybe science doesn’t explain all these things.”

Rick Santorum, Raw Story 55 Comments [12/27/2011 3:58:07 AM]
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Adrian

You hear that noise high in the air, Mr Frothy? That's the sound of the point of science passing over your head, high in the stratosphere...

12/27/2011 4:32:57 AM

atheist

Any moron that still believes in a six day creation, or in a 5000 year old earth, or a universal flood, or painted stick animal husbandry, or any of a host of bronze age babble is not fit to hold public office.
Then again, pandering to morons is what elects republicans, so, please carry on with your mud pies.

12/27/2011 4:36:42 AM

Atheissimo

'or that there may be some things that are inexplainable by nature where there may be, where it’s better explained by a Creator'

Go on then, give one example of this. Just ONE. Then science will get back in its box and you can go back to dying of smallpox and burning witches or whatever it is you guys like doing

12/27/2011 4:43:04 AM

Blue_J

More and more I'm realizing that this stuff is due to plain old scientific illiteracy, in the sense that people like ol' Frothy don't realize that actual biology moved beyond debating evolution to finding answers to other questions over a hundred years ago. We don't think that light is waves in the aether anymore, either.

12/27/2011 5:11:01 AM

gravematter

In what cases is it beter to explain something by a creator? That just smacks of laziness. How far do you think the human race would have progressed if, every time we didn't fully understand something, we just gave up and said "oh it's beyond explanation", or "goddidit"? We'd still be living in caves and holes in the ground. Open a book occasionally, you massive hemorrhoid on the posterior of a nation.

12/27/2011 5:25:21 AM



Since you won´t allow Hindu, Islam or any other religion outside Christianity to be taught in class, we´re all even, eh?

12/27/2011 6:00:51 AM

OscarApollo

"well, maybe the science points to the fact that maybe science doesn't explain all these things"

If it did, then science would be kind of pointless.

12/27/2011 6:32:42 AM

N. De Plume

Science is the act of explaining the previously inexplicable, Rick.


12/27/2011 7:29:50 AM

Berny

Just because you're too stupid to grasp how science works doesn't automatically mean god belongs in science class.
You fail, Santorum.

12/27/2011 7:31:32 AM

Table Rock

Saying that science should take anything unexplainable and just chalk it up to a creator is lazy, counter-productive and just stupid. The of one the key purposes of science is to try to explain the currently unexplainable. It looks for answers, without using God as a default. If science just said, "I don't know. God must have done it" and called it a day with every question, then we would be still be living in huts and have a life expectancy of about 30.

12/27/2011 7:31:38 AM

Doubting Thomas

Well maybe the science points to the fact that maybe science doesn’t explain all these things.

Dear Mr. Frothy:

"We don't know" does not mean that "Goddidit" is the right answer.

12/27/2011 7:34:39 AM

Nicole

No, Santorum, it doesn't. Now grow up or get out.

12/27/2011 7:53:02 AM

Iel

Science is the process by which humans seek to explain the inexplicable. If we can't explain it yet, we simply don't have the necessary measuring equipment and observational skills yet.

God did it is a hypothesis that has yet to be substantiated in any meaningful form; when/if we find God, we'll have to ask Him/Her/It, but 'til then, don't use an unsubstantiated hypothesis and treat it as a valid theory in a science class. It's simply bad form.

EDIT: And this fellow is running for President? God, save us from your followers.

12/27/2011 8:13:38 AM

Sasha

If you want to claim that Dionysus, or Shango, or Quetzalcoatl is the explanation of various phenomena, you go right ahead. There's more than one god, you know.

12/27/2011 8:25:07 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Santorum doesn't understand science at all. Thank God he disqualified himself for the Presidential election by not getting enough signatures.

12/27/2011 9:01:20 AM

Headache

It is E=mc^2 not E=God!

12/27/2011 9:12:57 AM

DevilsChaplain

Nothing is "better explained" by a Creator. To quote Hermes Conrad of Futurama, "That just raises FURTHER questions!"

12/27/2011 9:36:37 AM

dionysus

there may be some things that are inexplainable by nature where there may be, where it’s better explained by a Creator

That wasn't me that robbed that bank, it was God! Hey, I think I'm starting to like this way of thinking!

12/27/2011 9:39:14 AM



It's impressive that Rick Santorum can take stock idiotic creationist bullshit and make it sound even stupider.

12/27/2011 9:51:15 AM

Anon-e-moose

“There are many on the left and in the scientific community, so to speak, who are afraid of that discussion because oh my goodness you might mention the word, God-forbid, ‘God’ in the classroom, or ‘Creator,’ or that there may be some things that are inexplainable by nature where there may be, where it’s better explained by a Creator. It’s very interesting that you have a situation that science will only allow things in the classroom that are consistent with a non-Creator idea of how we got here, as if somehow or another that’s scientific. Well maybe the science points to the fact that maybe science doesn’t explain all these things.”

...meanwhile, China is making further advancements in gene-based research, and in other scientific fields, not hamstrung by 'religion' in their schools/colleges/universities in any way, shape or form.

Truly it can be said that in Soviet China, God worships you.

China was once the most advanced civilisation, centuries, nay thousands of years ago. What goes around comes around...!

12/27/2011 10:28:54 AM

Papabear

No. We are tired of our discussions with you ending up with YOUR mentioning God at every turn and insisting that all of your unsupported beliefs must be treated as truth and respected.

That science doesn't yet explain all things is irrelevent. Making up an explanation does not further knowledge.

12/27/2011 10:53:06 AM

J. James

Notice how he says, "Maybe the science points to". He doesn't actually have any proof or evidence, just hot air.

"Maybe the science points to". Ha! What bullshit. You got nothin' and you know it, and you're being deliberately vague because you're a presidential candidate who KNOWS that if you make any specific lie or bullshit claim to back up this God-in-science nonsense, EVERYONE with the SLIGHTEST bit of sense would be able to disprove it and show you to be the fraud you are, with no understanding of REAL science whatsoever.

12/27/2011 11:07:37 AM

Osiris

Supernatural sky-faeries and gods of the gaps have no place in science Rick.

And besides Rick you seem awfully confident that by teaching kids there is a "Creator" they will immediately convert to Christianity. If I seem to recall Hinduism has a deity who is specifically referred to as the Creator, Lord Brahman.

12/27/2011 11:13:13 AM

Reynardine

That makes about as much sense as Rick Sanitarium ever does.

12/27/2011 11:58:28 AM

freako104

It's not that science is anti-God it is that science looks for evidence and answers. And that has pointed away from deities. And I wonder Mr. Santorum: Will my gods be allowed to be discussed though none are your god? If not then we're even. If so, you have nothing to complain about. Your move

12/27/2011 12:33:00 PM
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