This comedian’s video from the USA is called On Bush, Bible, Fossils, Evolution, and Reality.
From Laelaps blog in the USA:
Palin & dinosaurs
Over the past few weeks a number of visitors have made it to this blog by searching the web for information about Sarah Palin & dinosaurs. Previously there wasn’t much to say beyond a 2006 quote, but now new evidence has appeared that suggests that Palin indeed tried to get creationism into the classroom despite her public comments that she desired no such thing.
According to a little muckraking done by David Talbot for Salon.com, Palin may very well be a young earth creationist who tried to sneak fundamentalist religion into public schools:
“Another valley activist, Philip Munger, says that Palin also helped push the evangelical drive to take over the Mat-Su Borough school board. “She wanted to get people who believed in creationism on the board,” said Munger, a music composer and teacher. “I bumped into her once after my band played at a graduation ceremony at the Assembly of God. I said, ‘Sarah, how can you believe in creationism — your father’s a science teacher.’ And she said, ‘We don’t have to agree on everything.’
“I pushed her on the earth’s creation, whether it was really less than 7,000 years old and whether dinosaurs and humans walked the earth at the same time. And she said yes, she’d seen images somewhere of dinosaur fossils with human footprints in them.””
While this is secondhand stuff, it is consistent with just about everything else we do know about Palin, and whether she believes humans and dinosaurs lived together in the last 10,000 has quickly become a running gag. Matt Damon has recently expressed concern about Palin’s YEC beliefs, and questions over Palin’s anti-science perspective have provided fodder for satire on Saturday Night Live, as well.
The scary thing is that there are many people in this country who probably see Palin’s belief in coconut-munching tyrannosaurs to be a good thing. We might all have a few laughs at her expense, but it is truly a frightening prospect that someone so dictated by fundamentalist religion might end up in the White House. For now, though, I will be very interested to see if the issue is breached in the upcoming VP debate, an event that may very well be a spectacle given the tenacity of both Biden & Palin.
Apparently, Sarah Palin does not know the difference between Fred Flintstone comics, with Dino as a “dog” in a “Stone Age” house; and science.
See also this McCain-Palin-Flintstones cartoon.
Behind the creationism controversy at Britain’s Royal Society: here.
Watch the Christian Right Argue Over Whether the Earth Is Really 6,000 Years Old: here.
- Sarah Palin Claims Global Warming Will ‘Bring Back the Dinosaurs’ (dailycurrant.com)
- Sarah Palin Is Not Going to Start a Third Party (slog.thestranger.com)
- Sarah Palin May Grudgingly Agree to Run for Senate (nymag.com)