Sam Brownback Is an Idiot
Sam Brownback, Republican Presidential candidate extraordinaire, tries to explain why he wants to have his cake and eat it, too... Er, I mean, does and doesn't believe in evolution.
I mean, it all started out so well:
The scientific method, based on reason, seeks to discover truths about the nature of the created order and how it operates, whereas faith deals with spiritual truths.
I could live with that, but, it got all weird at the end:
Man was not an accident and reflects an image and likeness unique in the created order. Those aspects of evolutionary theory compatible with this truth are a welcome addition to human knowledge. Aspects of these theories that undermine this truth, however, should be firmly rejected as an atheistic theology posing as science.
That ain't how the scientific method works, Sam. Faith is one thing, but guesses at the answers ahead of time and rejecting the ones science gives you (and calling them names) ain't being reasonable. It's kinda the opposite of being a reasonable, scientific, rational person.
See also: I Believe In Evolution, Except For The Whole Triassic Period — yet another prescient article from the oracle of Onion.