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Evolution is unproven theory

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt dismissed evolution as an unproven theory, according to a newly unearthed series of Oklahoma talk radio shows from 2005.

"There aren't sufficient scientific facts to establish the theory of evolution, and it deals with the origins of man, which is more from a philosophical standpoint than a scientific standpoint," he said in one part of the series, in which Pruitt and the program's hosts discussed issues related to the Constitution.

Two years earlier, Pruitt had supported an unsuccessful bill that would have required textbooks in Oklahoma to carry a disclaimer that evolution is a theory.

EPA would not say this week whether any of Pruitt's positions have changed since 2005. An EPA spokesman said "if you're insinuating that a Christian should not serve in capacity as EPA administrator, that is offensive and a question that does not warrant any further attention."

Source: Politico.com, "Pruitt tapes," on 2018 Trump Cabinet , Mar 2, 2018

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