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Senator Rick Santorum, Not Exactly Leaving Science to the Scientists

Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum, 2015, on how religious people worried about global warming should shut up and “leave science to the scientists”:

“The church has gotten it wrong a few times on science, and I think that we probably are better off leaving science to the scientists… When we get involved with political and controversial scientific theories, I think the church is probably not as forceful and credible.”

Senator Rick Santorum, 2004, backing up his religious concerns about abortion with reference to science:

“Yet even this week, Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand, a pediatrician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a witness in the
Nebraska case, testified that the procedure would cause “severe and excruciating” pain to the fetus. He said, ‘What we have noted from studies of premature infants is that they have a much lower threshold for pain, meaning they are more sensitive to pain than the full term infant. In fact, some types of pain are three times greater sensitivity in the pre-term baby as compared to the full term neonate.'”

Senator Rick Santorum, 2003, backing up his religious concerns about abortion with reference to science:

“If you look at the polling data now on abortion, Roe v. Wade is on the edge; it is not where the American public is. One of the reasons
for that, I happen to believe, is medical science. I saw a TV commercial the other day of what I think is called the 4-D sonogram, where you can actually see these 3- or 4-D images–I don’t know what they are–but color images of a child in the womb.”

2 thoughts on “Senator Rick Santorum, Not Exactly Leaving Science to the Scientists”

  1. Tom says:

    Why he doesn’t just dry up and blow away is a mystery to me.

    meanwhile:

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/06/a-view-from-the-other-96.html

    A View From the Other 96%

    Exposing Lies of Empire by Andre Vltchek is an 800-page tour of the world between 2012 and 2015 without a Western tour guide. It ought to make you spitting-mad furious, then grateful for the enlightenment, and then ready to get to work.

    The 4% of us humans who have grown up in the United States are taught that our government means well and does good. As we begin to grasp that this isn’t always so, we’re duly admonished that all governments do evil — as if we were being simplistic and self-centered to blame Washington for too much.

  2. Garner says:

    Um….

    “The church has gotten it wrong a few times on science, and I think that we probably are better off leaving science to the scientists… When we get involved with political and controversial scientific theories, I think the church is probably not as forceful and credible.”
    – Rick Santorum U.S. Senator

    Hey Senator, Pope Francis has a masters in Chemistry and a extensive background in environmental Science… So, Um, Uh, Yea, He actually is a scientist.

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