As you have no doubt heard by now, there was a brief exchange on evolution at last night’s Republican debate. Senator John McCain was asked bluntly whether he “believed in” evolution. After a moment of hesitation he answered, simply, “Yes.” Moderator Chris Matthews then asked the ten candidates whether any of them did not believie in evolution. Representative Tom Tancredo, Senator Sam Brownback and Governor Mike Huckabee raised their hands.
I provide some further details over at EvolutionBlog. I’ve also assembled some reactions to the creationist hand-raisers from around the web. In this post and and this post I have discussed some other portions of the debate addressing cultural or scientific issues. Comments to all of this may be left at EvolutionBlog.