This result is illustrative of the fact that America is a deeply religious country. Furthermore the dichotomy between religious faith and scientific reality has not been entirely reconciled in the minds of most people. In any event the Fox News Poll suggests Perry's beliefs are more in line with what most Americans believe. But, if what is taught in Texas public schools is any indication, a President Perry is not likely to impose the teaching of creationism in America.
On the subject of NASA and space exploration, Perry is on far more solid ground than President Obama. On the occasion of the final mission of the space shuttle, Perry issued a statement criticizing Obama's space policy and what he regards as the administration's abrogation of America's leadership in space.
Perry's view that the Obama administration has gutted NASA's plans for space exploration is widely held by Americans. The abandonment of the moon, which has a wealth of natural resources and is relatively accessible, has been criticized by a number of scientists and other space experts. Here again Perry seems to have science, as well as common sense, on his side, while it is the Obama administration that is pursuing ideology."
" Perry wrote the Texas Medical Board that he wanted Texas to “become the world’s leader in the research and use of adult stem cells” and that the board should consider when they write their new rules on stem cell treatments “the revolutionary potential that adult stem cell research and therapies have on our nation’s health, quality of life and economy.”
According to the Tribune, Perry called on state leaders to invest in adult stem cell companies in his 2009 State of the State address, and that same year he awarded grants totaling $7.5 million to adult stem cell pioneers Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Regenerative Medicine and America Stem Cell through Texas’s Emerging Technology Fund.
The governor has also advocated banning human cloning, and has pledged to veto any measure that would provide state funds for embryonic stem cell research."
So if somebody pipes up about Rick Perry being 'anti-science', be sure and hit them up with the FACTS being that a little balance is in order here on this particular topic.