Robert Knight of the American Civil Rights Union (god, they do love their acronyms that sound like ACLU) thinks that a poll that shows 60% of Americans accept human evolution proves that there would be a “conservative revival” if Republicans started attacking evolution more.
A recently published Pew Research study finds that the percentage of Republicans who believe Darwin’s theory of evolution is correct has dropped 11 percent in the last few years…
Robert Knight is a senior fellow/executive director at the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times. He isn’t surprised at the results.
“Evolution is at the core of a left-wing, secular, humanist worldview that has been breathing down everybody’s necks in America for years [and telling us that] the best we can do is empower government to make our decisions for us,” he offers. “That leads to terrible things like socialism and communism and fascism and Nazism and the more extreme forms of liberalism in this country.”…“The Republicans have a great opportunity to say Look, we’ve witnessed the collapse of a lot of lies that liberals have told over the years, and now we’re questioning evolution more than ever as a basis for people’s worldviews,” Knight suggests. “So the dynamics are fascinating – and I think they could add up to an enormous conservative revival in this country.”
Maty is clearly not Knight’s strongsuit. That Pew survey shows that Americans accept human evolution by a margin of 60-33. How exactly does that add up to a winning political strategy? It will make 57% of Republicans happy, but it won’t help you win elections.