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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:30 PM
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EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson: There’s ‘not a clean-cut division’ between religion and science.»
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EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson: There’s ‘not a clean-cut division’ between religion and science.»


A Philadelphia Inquirer profile of EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson this weekend reveals that the chief steward of our environmental protection is unwilling — or unable — to separate religion from science. The Wonk Room’s Brad Johnson notes that, when questioned by reporters, Stephen Johnson admitted he does not see a “clean-cut division” between the two:

It’s not a clean-cut division. If you have studied at all creationism vs. evolution, there’s theistic or God-controlled evolution and there’s variations on all those themes.

Johnson’s approach at EPA has been marked by putting his faith in corporate polluters. This past summer, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) called on him to resign. Read more at the Wonk Room.


Update: In an interview with ABC’s Nightline that will air tonight, President Bush expresses a similar sentiment as Stephen Johnson:


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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:32 PM
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1. Would someone anyone
banish these ignorant morans.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:34 PM
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2. Make him go away.
Tell him God needs him in Heaven.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:42 PM
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3. Science has to be supported by facts.
With religion, facts get in the way.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:43 PM
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4. It's "clean-cut"...
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 06:44 PM by sendero
... you moron. "clear-cut" is what idiots like you want to do to all our forests.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:45 PM
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5. Another skewed shaft, from the Creationist's quiver of quibbles n/t
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:58 PM
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6. Hey Steve, it's called methodology. Check into it.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:08 PM
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7. so he prays for the end of pollution..he must have great faith in man or he is just batshit crazy
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kimmylavin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:16 PM
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8. Oh, my head.
Faith, by very definition, exists in the absence of proof.
Science is all about proof, evidence, facts.

There cannot possibly be a better example of division.
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