And while we’re perusing the Hardball transcript, here’s Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee commenting on the causes of cancer. Huckabee, recall, was one of three Republican candidates to raise his hand to affirm his rejection of evolution. Take it away Guv’ner:
I believe God created these wonderful bodies of ours. And they are a masterpiece, but they were designed to be used in a way that were fueled properly and then were exercised properly. And, when we don’t fuel them properly or exercise them properly, it is like having a car in which you pour mud into the tank and never run it. Well, guess what? The car is not going anywhere.
It’s nice that God created these wonderful bodies of ours. But if he had clear intentions for their proper use one wonders why the Bible says nothing at all about proper nutrition or the benefits of exercise (or basic sanitation for that matter, but that’s a different post). I guess notions of eating right and exercising, like the idea that God created the world through evolution, were just too complex for the people of that time.