POLITICS
01/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

EPA Chief On Religion And Science: "Not A Clear Cut Division"

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson willingly endorsed the Bush administration's push to put business interests ahead of his agency's mission to "to protect human health and the environment." An extended profile of Johnson published Sunday by the Philadelphia Inquirer reveals that the evangelical Johnson is unwilling -- or unable -- to separate religion from science.

Johnson -- not a Ph.D. scientist -- received his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Taylor University, "an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love of Jesus Christ to a world in need." His Taylor adviser, biology professor Timothy Burkholder told the Inquirer that the school teaches a religion-inflected view of evolution.

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