The GOP’s Delaware Senate nominee, Christine O’Donnell, has a history of saying rather ridiculous things about matters of science. Here, for example, is something that she said on CNN about the merits of reading Genesis chapter 1 literally, and how such a reading stacks up, as a theory of origins, against the scientific theory of evolution:
Well, creationism, in essence, is believing that the world began as the Bible in Genesis says, that God created the Earth in six days, six 24-hour periods. And there is just as much, if not more, evidence supporting that.
If she were to become a Senator, and was tasked, on a committee, with critically evaluating scientific claims and evidence, do you suppose that she would know how to do that in a competent fashion? Or are we going to take it for granted that, should she win, she will just do whatever the Republican leadership in the Senate tells her to do, and that’s her role—another reliable conservative vote?
And they love her on the Rush Limbaugh show. Great politics. If you’re a Republican, supporting her for the Senate is a no brainer.