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Palin Suggests Evolution Not Real In "Going Rogue"

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:40 PM ET

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Sarah Palin suggests in her memoir, "Going Rogue" that she doesn't believe in evolution.

The New York Times reports in its review:

Elsewhere in this volume she talks about creationism, saying she "didn't believe in the theory that human beings -- thinking, loving beings -- originated from fish that sprouted legs and crawled out of the sea" or from "monkeys who eventually swung down from the trees."

In another section she recounts a debate John McCain's campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, on the issue:

"But your dad's a science teacher," Schmidt objected. "Yes." "Then you know that science proves evolution," added Schmidt. "Parts of evolution," I said. "But I believe that God created us and also that He can create an evolutionary process that allows species to change and adapt." Schmidt winced and raised his eyebrows. In the dim light, his sunglasses shifted atop his hear. I had just dared to mention the C-word: creationism. But I felt I was on solid factual ground.

In 2006, Palin said that both evolution and creationism should be taught in public schools.


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