Friday, May 8, 2009

Chris Matthews Sets Up the Ultimate Straw Man

Chris Matthews of MSNBC interviewing U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) on Tuesday and plays the typical game of "Republicans are anti-science because they don't believe in global warming or support stem cell research." But then he goes on to actually claim that many Republicans believe that liberal scientists planted dinosaur bones in the earth to disprove religion and the Bible. You have to watch it to believe it.

Al's Reaction to the interview


  1. I want to say "unbelievable", but of course Chris Matthews and most of the folks on MSNBC and similar outlets have been living in an altered universe of their own making for quite some time. Now that their side has the reins of government, they feel a little freer in telling us what they've always thought, and it is both ludicrous and frightening at the same time.

  2. Seann O'BrienMay 8, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    What a joke!! These democrats are the biggest deniers of science there are. Anyone who paid attention in his 9th grade biology class knows that human life begins at conception. But they all claim that understanding when life begins is "above my paygrade". Criticizing us for not wanting to kill human embryos in the pursuit of science is like calling those that opposed the experiments of the Nazi doctors "anti-science". The world is upside down.

  3. Ed Taraba said...
    Not all scientists accept the theory of evolution. There are plenty that refute it with facts to back up their opposition but these are seldom given any air time and are suppressed by those who "believe" in evolution. As the Congressman said to Chris Matthews, both sides should be taught. In fact, an ammendment to the no child left behind bill, which received an almost unanimous vote in favor of, states that the Senate feels science curriculum should include facts that both support and do not support evolution. Humani Generis also states no opposition to evolution as long as whenever it is discussed both ideas that support and do not support it must be carefully weighed as well as maintaining an obedience to the church in regards to Adam and Eve being the first parents of us all.
    The modern day catholic church exhibits far too much support for the theory of evolution. It is taught in Catholic schools. And I doubt that both sides of the issue are entered into the curriculum.

  4. Steven P. CornettMay 9, 2009 at 12:44 AM

    Re: Ed,

    I tend to suspect you're right. I tend to think that the premises of Darwinism itself have to be re-examined in the light of basic cell biology and what we know of control theory, which developed in electrical engineering first.

    If we do that, we would see that natural selection has a negative feedback effect that tends to conserve forms rather than let them transform into other forms of life. That infinite mutability that Darwin ascribed as the prime developer of life describes a system that has gone out of its bounds.

    In other words, Darwin's arguments seem to better express of theory of form stability than "evolution." There are factors that can change a species dramatically, but they tend to not be continually operating in the way evolutionists express it.

    And as for Chris Matthew's initial question, "Do you believe in evolution", I realized that proper answer is thus:

    "I believe, Chris, in God, the Father Almighty, creator of Heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord...

  5. Thank you, Al, for posting this. Unless you believe in 'science,' which today only means evolution, then there's something wrong with you. Don't believe in global warming? There's soething wrong with you. Evolution is not the basis for all science. So, unless someone believes in the agenda of the interviewer, there's a problem? Which is just another reason why Catholics should ask themselves why these ideas are considered the be all and end all for some people.