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  1. Armoracia

    I love those comments, which label people who not believe in evolution as ignorants and people who are not able to think logical. Because there's not much of a logic to use - Ron Paul surely understands the laws of evolution, he merely doesn't believe it's the source of the complexity of life on Earth.
    I am sure only few of his critics really understand all the specifics of evolution theory and for them it's just a belief - something they were taught on high school. It's not like a theory of gravity, there's certainly no ultimate proof of it.
    That said, I am "evolutionist" and can't stand Jehova witnesses pseudoscientific babbling, but RP's opinion is much less confrontational, even if I don't agree with him.

    And most of all, anyone who rates politicians by their personal beliefs is a moron. Much bigger than people who don't believe in evolution :)

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  2. David

    The only politician I have EVER given money to is Ron Paul.

    Yet the answers to the first two questions should give grave concern to everyone.

    Global warming and evolution are pertinent because the question is... to you believe in facts or do you allow political forces to make you ignore facts and reality.

    Global warming isn't equally balanced on both sides. The great majority of science has determined that it is going on. To deny that denies facts.

    Likewise, calling evolution a theory is meaningless. There is also the "theory" of gravity. Does Ron Paul not believe in gravity either? I'm sure we can find someone from the "other side" of the gravity "theory". Evolution is fact. The question even phrased it as a law. As a physician, he should understand how viruses evolve.

    His answers to these questions indicate that he is not educated, does not have a logical mind. That he can suspend belief in facts.

    I'm relieved he didn't get the nomination. Maybe the country made the right choice afterall.

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    1. longshotlouie

      Nice try. You may not understand the definition of fact.

      The earth does warm on occasion (though it has been cooling for more than a decade), but AGW is far from fact.

      Likewise, calling evolution a theory is calling it what it is .... if we are talking about the Theory of Evolution.
      By the way, there is something called the Law of Gravity.

      Your answers to these questions indicate that you are not educated but indoctrinated, do not have a logical mind, and that you can suspend belief in facts.

      Good luck finding that politician that you agree with 100%.

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      1. Sean

        I think Ron Paul believes in Global Warming but he doesn't think the government should do anything about it. He says he does believe in it but it's not a direct threat right now, so the government should get out of the way.

        There is a huge overwhelming majority of people from NASA and other scientists across the world with a general understanding of how greenhouse gases effect our atmosphere.

        Here is new evidence proving that the sun has nothing to do with our current global warming.

        http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=global-warming-reverses-arctic-cooling

        For thousands of years we have been moving farther away from the sun and we should be getting colder, but the past century we have been warming up.

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        1. Sean

          Other studies have proven that global warming is not coming from the sun. Global warming has been the "greatest" is the past decade.

          "Greenhouse gases and solar forcing affect temperatures in different ways. While both increased solar activity and increased greenhouse gases are expected to warm the troposphere, an increase in solar activity should warm the stratosphere while an increase in greenhouse gases should cool the stratosphere.[2] Observations show that temperatures in the stratosphere have been steady or cooling since 1979"

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    2. Lancelot

      First off we elect politician's for public policy, not for their beliefs in things like evolution. He doesn't and i don't care about evolution, i don't care if you can prove it more than you can prove gravity. It is not something for politicians to be elected upon. You probably elect those who you feel resemble you personally. You should be electing people like Ron Paul, who would never pass a law regulating any belief,faith,theory or science. I don't care if Ron believes in giant man eating pumpkins, as long as he doesn't believe in keeping people from exploring every avenue of the human mind. The country made the wrong choice, because every other candidate offers more laws, prohibiting our freedom to explore.

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  3. Jones

    It's good to see knowledge being spread fast and random, but:

    1-Too much mixing of politics and science spoils either one if one is more effective predator than the other.
    2-If equal predatory skills are mixed they may knock each other out. Both branches are needed healthy and productive.
    3- A hybrid may not be viable short term but rather long term in either arena, so it needs its own niche, and if it exists now it is being ignored or is damaged, look at the problems we see now.
    4- Anyway political and economical power do not pay attention to true science, if it does the quality of life will be most important, many more breakthroughs available, and life will be respected as a norm.
    5- Picking on religion and religious leaders will not increase science breakthroughs and economical status. I think is a poor excuse for self-fulfillment, power, and another unnecessary blame game.
    6. Through time policy needs clarification and consensus, so may religion and science, and all should be always be guided by clear and real respect.
    7- The population is the one picking the tab for selfish non sense from power.

    Survival is best tested in a lab scenario. That is, if humans are really the most evolved of the fittest.

    Blah!

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    1. David Bernard Daniels

      Well said!

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  4. VR

    Out Of Jail, James Traficant Squares Up To AIPAC
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0scNGzWfv8A&feature=player_embedded

    Go Jimmy Go

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    1. David Bernard Daniels

      How true! I second that!

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  5. Brian Armstrong

    Wow...I've been a Ron Paul supporter for a long time, but this interview really caused me concern. I didn't realize Ron's views on some of these issues. There is consensus on climate change (check wikipedia for a great list of sources) and your answer on evolution was not convincing either. I think it matters and it should be very easy to say you believe in evolution for any educated person (again scientific consensus). This interview was not reassuring at all.

    I guess you can't find a politician who agrees with you 100%, and I respect Dr. Paul's views on economics and foreign policy which need to be heard around Washington. But this interview made me realize I'm not as much of a Ron Paul supporter as I thought.

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    1. longshotlouie

      His answer on evolution was not intended to be 'convincing'.
      Does it really matter. Have heard Paul state that micro-evolution is obvious, macro-evolution not so much. The consensus is in the micro arena. Many scientists are embarrassed by macro-evolution theory.

      Is it 'climate change', or global warming? Maybe it's 'global coolng' this year? Again, hardly a consensus unless you are on an MSM drip.

      Just Say No to Wiki
      http://media.www.bcheights.com/media/storage/paper144/news/2006/11/02/News/Bc.Professors.Agree.Wikipedia.Not.So.Reliable-2435029.shtml
      http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/is-wikipedia-reliable.html
      http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/legalpost/archive/2009/04/23/wikipedia-not-reliable-says-court-in-earth-shattering-decision.aspx

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      1. Sean

        Each specie evolved into what they are from straight from the Earth.

        This is one of the top cloning scientist. The whole video is awesome if you get a chance..

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqaVX4wp9Wo&feature=related

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_IiWN9as68&feature=related

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    2. Nate Y

      I admit, I used to hold similar concerns. But then I realized I was being foolish. So what if Ron Paul believes in a Creator and is unconvinced of evolution? I'm an atheist, believe evolution is a fact, and have absolutely no problem supporting Ron Paul and the ideas he holds.

      If you believe in the idea/ethic of Liberty (Ron Paul's main message) you simply cannot fault people for thinking differently than you do. One can only fault another if he/she forces or attempts to force his/her beliefs others. Ron Paul supports the free exchange of ideas and that's all that really matters.

      The fact that Ron Paul thinks differently in these 2 or 3 areas now causes me no more concern than if I was to learn that he doesn't like Chipotle burritos.

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      1. Lindsey

        Nate Y: I like Chipotle burritos and I love your statement here even though I happen to be a creationist. During the presidential primary debates last year Mike Huckabee stated that although he was a creationist he didn't think that just because this was his belief it didn't make him any more or less qualified to be president than others on that same stage that didn't agree with his view. You are absolutely correct! If you believe in the idea/ethic of Liberty you simply can't fault people for thinking differently than you do!

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        1. Sean

          I don't think Brian has ever heard of religious liberty. Even though Thomas Jefferson believed that religion was perverted, he also believed that everyone should be allowed to worship whom they please. That's our own personal freedom.

          You don't criticize people from how they were raised. If they were grown up with a religious background, they probably aren't going to believe that we came from a Monkey. I think Darwinism Evolution is RETARDED. This is coming from a guy who took his theory and started inbreeding his own family to prove it right. Instead he ended up with a bunch of RETARDED people.

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      2. Joe

        Well said Nate

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  6. sean

    You don't have to repeal legal tender laws to allow a competing hard currency. You can actually write a tender law for a hard currency as well. You can have two types of legal tender.

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  7. VR

    The Theory is Now a Conspiracy And Facts Don’t Lie
    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/14583

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