John McCain continues to pander to the religious right. He is scheduled to appear at a luncheon co-sponsored by the Discovery Institute. The Discovery Institute is the main organization behind all those absurd statements on evolution which right wing ditto heads cut and paste all over the place, thinking they are convincing readers that they have any understanding of evolution and modern biology as they promote creationism.
You cannot claim to be a straight talker and have anything to do with the Discovery Institute.
Update: Think Progress shows how McCain has flip flopped on teaching intelligent design:
In 2005, he said it should be taught:
Daily Star: Should intelligent design be taught in schools?
McCain: I think that there has to be all points of view presented. But they’ve got to be thoroughly presented. So to say that you can only teach one line of thinking I don’t think is – or one belief on how people and the world was created – I think there’s nothing wrong with teaching different schools of thought.
Daily Star: Does it belong in science?
McCain: There’s enough scientists that believe it does. I’m not a scientist. This is something that I think all points of view should be presented.
But last year, he said the intelligent design theory should not be taught in the science classroom:
“I think Americans should be exposed to every point of view,” he said. “I happen to believe in evolution…I respect those who think the world was created in seven days. Should it be taught as a science class? Probably not.“
Sounds just like his flip-flops on abortion.