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Sam Brownback

Senator, Republican

Samuel Dale Brownback is the senior United States Senator from the U.S. state of Kansas and former GOP candidate in the Republican primaries for the 2008 presidential election. He has announced that he will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2010 and has filed papers to run for Governor of Kansas in the 2010 election.

Sam Brownback's Opinions

I believe wholeheartedly that there cannot be any contradiction between the two. The scientific method, based on reason, seeks to discover truths about the nature of the created order and how it operates, whereas faith deals with spiritual truths. The truths of science and faith are complementary: they deal with very different questions, but they do not contradict each other because the spiritual order and the material order were created by the same God.
31 May 2007    Source

Yet I believe, as do many biologists and people of faith, that the process of creation — and indeed life today — is sustained by the hand of God in a manner known fully only to him.
31 May 2007    Source

The question of evolution goes to the heart of this issue. If belief in evolution means simply assenting to microevolution, small changes over time within a species, I am happy to say, as I have in the past, that I believe it to be true. If, on the other hand, it means assenting to an exclusively materialistic, deterministic vision of the world that holds no place for a guiding intelligence, then I reject it.
31 May 2007    Source

Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Sam Brownback and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Sam Brownback's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Deepak Chopra
Inventor of Quantum Healing
100% agreement / 2 opinions

Albert Mohler
President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Richard Feynman
Nobel Laureate in Physics
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Kent Hovind
Celebrity Creationist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Christian Encyclopedia
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Ann Coulter
Political Commentator
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
Roy Spencer
75% agreement / 1 opinions

The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Phillip Johnson
Law Professor
50% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Disagree
Ayn Rand
Philosopher, Novelist
25% agreement / 2 opinions

Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, Atheism Activist
0% agreement / 3 opinions

Steven Weinberg
Nobel Laureate in Physics
12% agreement / 2 opinions

World's Largest Encyclopedia
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Pickup Artist
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Barack Obama
United States President
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Steven Pinker
Psychology Professor
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Sam Brownback's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Sam Brownback typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Disagree Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
Low Agree Are the core truths of science and religion complementary?

Projected Opinions

Sam Brownback's projected opinions are opinions Sam Brownback is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
Medium Agree Should the federal government ban gay marriage?
Medium Agree Is the theory of evolution falsified by fossil evidence?
Medium Agree Does God exist?
Medium Mostly Disagree Is life a deterministic consequence of physical laws?
Low Agree Is free trade generally beneficial for a country?
Low Agree Are our enemies innately evil?