And when there isn’t a controversy, make one up! This is just irresponsible, even though it’s three months old.
Given the high level of opposition to evolution and the prominence of religious conservatives in the Republican Party, no one should be surprised that three of 10 Republican candidates at the May 3 debate came out against Darwinian thinking. Indeed, it may be surprising that more candidates did not raise their hands as well.
Opposition to evolution is like opposition to gravity. Like many other natural processes of biological systems (e.g. photosynthesis and cancer), it doesn’t need an OK from the Pope in order to keep working.