It can hardly be surprising that someone who thinks a woman’s body has a magical ability to flush a rapist’s sperm — and he didn’t “misspeak” when he said that, he really believed it — also rejects the validity of evolution. In fact, he thinks it just a “matter of science” at all.
“I’ve taken a look at both sides of the thing and it seems to me that evolution takes a tremendous amount of faith,” Rep. Todd Akin said in audio of the event obtained by Think Progress. “To have all of the sudden all the different things that have to be lined up to create something as sophisticated as life, it takes a lot of faith.”“I don’t see it as even a matter of science because I don’t know that you can prove one or the other,” he explained.
This kind of ignorance is pretty standard, especially among the Christian right. It’s the “golly gee, this sure is complicated” argument. It never occurs to them that anything that could create something that complex must be even more complex, by their reasoning.