Huckabee, at a dinner in Des Moines, told reporters that the theory of intelligent design, whose proponents believe an intelligent cause is the best way to explain some complex and orderly features of the universe, should be taught in schools as one of many viewpoints.Many viewpoints? Yes, let's teach them all. There might be just enough time left over to show the kids how to light a bunsen burner.
There is no “theory of intelligent design.” Its leading proponents look at things, decide they appear “designed,” immediately conclude they are “designed” (after having made the same conclusion in advance), but refuse to identify the “designer” — on the advice of counsel.
Isn't that just like science, where all research must be vetted by attorneys for compliance with the Establishment Clause caselaw.
Huckabee's ridiculous suggestion is arguably irrelevant to a president's powers and responsibilities, but it's a pretty good indicator that Huckabee doesn't know what the hell he's talking about, which may in turn be an indicator of his other proclivities.
Still, Huckabee's got nothing on Sherri Shepherd, one of the hosts of ABC's The View, who doesn't know whether the Earth is flat or spherical, and says if she really needed to know, she'd go to look it up at the library. Not only that but:
Goldberg: When [Epicurus, 341-270 BCE] was around, there was no Jesus Christ stuff going on.Three things: 1) Television is not a meritocracy; 2) Both the Old and New Testaments were written in Christian; 3) Mike Huckabee can probably count on Sherri Shepherd's vote.
Shepherd: No, no, they still had Christians back then. ... They had Christians and they threw 'em to the lions.
Goldberg: This might predate that, I think.
Shepherd: I don't think anything predated Christians.
Behar: The Greeks came first, then the Romans, then the Christians.
Shepherd: Jesus came first, before them.