On a recent episode of "The View," the conversation turned to the topic of evolution versus intelligent design. The subject came up when the panel was discussing Dr. Ben Carson and co-hosts Joy Behar and Candace Cameron Bure talked about science and evolution.
Behar: The guy [Ben Carson] doesn’t believe in evolution, he doesn’t believe in science.
Bure: I take issue with that, because that does not mean that he is a dumb man or unintelligent. And you can roll your eyes at me —
Behar: I’m not rolling my eyes. I just turned my head… I turned my head.
Bure: But to use that as an argument, I don’t believe in evolution…
Behar: He also doesn’t believe in history! He says that the pyramids are filled with grain!
Bure: … but intelligent design! There are many people and great scientists that are all over the world that believe in intelligent design.
Behar: Really? I’d like to meet them.
Bure: Well, I would love to bring them on the show. I would like to have them on.
After some crosstalk, Bure said “To say that someone that believes in intelligent design does not believe in science is silly. The two are compatible.” “How?,” Behar said. “Explain it."
Bure replied, “You’re putting me on the spot.”
After a commercial break the conversation continued, with co-host Whoopi Goldberg arguing that "you can have both" evolution and faith. Co-host Paula Faris defended creationism: “My father and my brother are scientists, my sister is a biologist, and they all believe in creationism. The Bible says we are fearfully and wonderfully made.”