If you want to denounce science, then you should first understand science. Mike Pence, a Congressperson from Indiana, can’t even come clean about his Creationist beliefs:
A partial transcript:
Matthews: Do you believe in evolution, sir?
Pence: Umm… do I believe in evolution? I embrace the view that God created the heavens and the earth, the seas, and all that’s in them. The means, Chris, he used to do that, I can’t say.
Matthews: Did you take biology in school, did you take science?… The reason I’m asking this… if your party wants to be credible on science, you’ve got to accept science. Do you?
Pence: …On the global warming issue…I know that in the mainstream media…
Matthews: See how you’re hedging. This is why people don’t trust Republicans.
Matthews: Here’s the ludicrous part. You’re obviously as educated as I am Congressman. I’m not challenging your bona fides to have this argument, but there are people on your side of the argument who believe that all the prehistoric bones we’ve discovered in the world, all the dinosaur bones and all that stuff was somehow planted there by liberal scientists to make the case against the Bible. There are people that really are against science in your party who really do question not just the science behind climate change but the science behind evolutionary fact that we were taught, you and I in our biology books. They don’t accept the scientific method. They believe in belief itself and and once you hold that truth that I’m not going to be busted here on science, I’m not going to lose the argument on science some people say I don’t think your party really believes in progress, in human progress.Pence: You know it’s an interesting straw-man you put up. I don’t know too many Americans that actually think that way Chris. I think most Americans are serious and study science.
Matthews: I think you’re afraid to say so because your conservative constituency might find that offensive.
Pence: No I’ve said to you Chris that I believe with all my heart that god created the heavens and the earth, the seas and all that’s in them. How he did that I’ll ask him about some day.
Pence dodges the questions about whether he accepts evolution. He also doesn’t respond when Matthews talks about other Republicans who think evidence for evolution is a lie.
(Thanks to Rebecca for the link! Transcript courtesy of Crooks and Liars.)