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MarkCharles Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:36 PM
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Santorum: ‘Science Should Get Out Of Politics’
Rick Santorum is known for his insistence that religion has an important place in political life — and also for criticizing various examples of scientific consensus such as evolution, global warming, stem-cell research, human sexuality, and other matters. But in his latest pronouncement, he might have just outdone himself.

The Des Moines Register reports from a Santorum campaign stop at the University of Northern Iowa, where he talked about education:
Discussing controversial classroom subjects such as evolution and global warming, Santorum said he has suggested that “science should get out of politics” and he is opposed to teaching that provides a “politically correct perspective.”


http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/santorum-scie...

This is what can happen to a deeply religious light weight mind with a tremendous ego.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:38 PM
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1. He has it ass backwards, as usual.
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duhneece Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:42 PM
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2. No kidding
The obvious bassackwardness of what he's saying is breathtaking.
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:43 PM
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3. IMO Santorum should get out of politics, not science.
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:30 PM
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17. Bingo!
He's useless.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:45 PM
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4. It is truly scary when you realize that he is trying to impress the RW base with
this kind of garbage. I think this guy imagines himself next in line after Newt crashes and there'll be nowhere else for the base to turn but to him.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:12 PM
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12. Is there anyone else
left in the race who hasn't been the flavor of the week yet? I'd actually forgotten about Santorum but it really is his turn now, isn't it? This is fun. I can't wait to see what takes Newt down.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:45 PM
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5. Finally, a face for the failures of religion.
I wish the choice could be made even more blunt for people: Did you know that your petroleum was found by scientists who believe in evolution? If you want to go to heaven, you had better give up gasoline and learn to get around like the Amish do.

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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:45 PM
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6. Let's be polite and let religion get out first.
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Goldstein1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:52 PM
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7. Turning stupid people loose with religion is like
turning a two-year-old loose with a riding lawnmower.
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Sal316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:53 PM
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8. Santorum is a moron of the highest order.
Between breaking up undocumented families, his "food stamps make people fat" statement, and now this... it reeks of desperation of trying to out crazy the rest of them.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:55 PM
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9. Look, science is obviously too hard for him to understand
So naturally, he wants to get rid of it.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:01 PM
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10. usually conservatives want to take us back to the 1950s, not the1450s.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:03 PM
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11. He plans to cut the budget by $5TT in 100 days, too.
If the republican base had any self-awareness, they'd be insulted by this moron and his aspirations to lead this country.
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Eddie Haskell Donating Member (817 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:13 PM
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13. Yes, why bring logic into the equation.
Santorum needs a sanatorium.
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libinnyandia Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:17 PM
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14. You know how extremely irrelevant Santorum is: the pastor of a
big church in Siuox City Cary Gordon endorsed him because his followers would not vote for a woman, Michele Bachmann. No to science, no to women in politics. Is Santorum Christian or Taliban?
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libinnyandia Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:19 PM
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15. Politics should stay out of science.
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:20 PM
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16. Science should get...
Of trying to define the solar system as heliocentric. It is gods place to define the solar system as its proper geocentric state damn it!
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:56 PM
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18. *except for the 3-5% who can be counted on to support RW ludicrousness
Am I right, Rick?
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:36 PM
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19. Every time he opens his mouth Santorum falls out
:crazy:
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Viva_Daddy Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 02:49 PM
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20. Those who have "faith" have no need for science.
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