Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Huckabee’s Scientific Cluelessness

Mike Huckabee reacts with feigned outrage whenever he’s asked about his creationist views, but this obscures a bigger problem: the man is just clueless when it comes to science. I mean utterly clueless. Look at this statement:

Huckabee says his campaign is like the flight of a bumblebee.

“It’s said that, according to the law of aeronautics and the wingspan and circumference of the bumblebee, it is aeronautically impossible for the bumblebee to fly,” he says. “However, the bumblebee, being unaware of these scientific facts, goes ahead and flies anyway.”

I like the “it’s said” part. Said by whom, exactly? By those who are scientifically ignorant. Like Mike Huckabee.

Comments

  1. #1 RNB
    December 11, 2007

    Obviously bumblebees can fly, I have no connection with the author, but there was a proper discussion of the issue in the October 1996 edition of Physics World.

    However, as hinted in some of the comments above, and in my post last Friday, he was not really talking about specific aerodynamic calculations, but was probably suggesting a general distrust of scientists, science and the scientific method – you don’t need those things if the bible gives you the answer to everything.

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