Jonah: OK, let’s take the that Sam Brownback quote in its entirety. A fair translation would be: —”Evolution” might mean micro-evolution, in which case I’m fine with it. —Or it might mean that “an exclusively materialistic, deterministic vision of the world that holds no place for a guiding intelligence” is in fact a correct vision, in which case I reject it. OK; but what if it doesn’t mean either of those things? What if it merely means a scientific theory to explain the origin of species–which, after all, calls for some kind of explanation? Is Sam OK with it in that case? We should be told.