Transcript of the governor's statements on intelligent design
|David Stanton: What do you think about the idea of teaching alternatives to Darwin's theory of evolution in public schools - for instance intelligent design? |
Gov. Sanford: I have no problem with it.
Stanton: Do you think it should be done that way? Rather than just teaching evolution?
Sanford: "Well I think that it's just - and science is more and more documenting this - is that there are real chinks in the armor of evolution being the only way we came about. The idea of there being a . little mud hole and two mosquitoes get together and the next thing you know you have a human being is completely at odds with . one of the laws of thermodynamics, which is the law of, of . in essence, destruction.
"Whether you think about your bedroom and how messy it gets over time or you think about the decay in the building itself over time. Things don't naturally order themselves towards progression, . in the natural order of things. So it's . against fairly basic laws of physics and so I would not have a problem in teaching both. Uh, you saying 'This is one theory and this is another theory.'"