From her teen years forward, VP-pick Sarah Palin has attended church at fundamentalist denominations—most notably the Assemby of God denomination.
In other words, she frequents churches that promote YOUNG earth creationism.
She has also said emphatically that she believes that creationism should be taught alongside evolution in the public schools.
It is, therefore, a reasonable question to ask Palin:
Are you a YOUNG earth creationist?
The “young” in the designation is crucial. It is the tipping point over which a person who replies “yes” to the question moves from the realm of the rational into the realm of flim-flam on a par with astrology.
It is one thing to say, in the 21st century,
“I believe in God, and also accept that the earth is quite old, and that God made mechanisms for life forms to change over time—as they evidently have.”
It is a completely other thing to say,
“I reject that science has learned the true age of the earth and how fossils came to be in the earth. I believe that geologists have gotten the earth’s age wildly wrong, and that paleontologists have completely misinterpreted and misunderstood what the fossil record is telling us.”
What we are dealing with in the latter case is a person who is simply delusional.
And it is absurd to have presidents and vice-presidents living in the realm of the delusional or irrational.
The world is too dangerous for that.
So ask the question.
And see what she says.