Republican Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal has an advanced degree in biology from Brown University. When asked about evolution though, he is terrified to answer with his scientific brain.

At a recent press event Jindal was asked three separate times whether he believed in evolution. Each time he dodged the question and instead tried to respond by saying that he had issues with Common Core and nationalized curriculums.

“The reality is I’m not an evolutionary biologist,” Jindal said.

“What I believe as a father and a husband is that local schools should make decisions on how they teach,” said Jindal. “And we can talk about Common Core and why I don’t believe in a national curriculum. I think local school districts should make decisions about what should be taught in their classroom. I want my kids to be exposed to the best science, the best critical thinking…”

It’s hard to think that Jindal, a former Rhodes scholar, doesn’t have a belief about evolution. The reporters present continued to press him on the subject and he continued to dodge the question.

“I will tell you, as a father, I want my kids to be taught about evolution in their schools, but secondly, I think local school districts should make the decision,” answered Jindal.

He put an end to the questioning after a third request to be specific and answer the question.

“I told you what I think. I think that local school districts, not the federal government, should make the decision about how they teach science, biology, economics. I want my kids to be taught about evolution; I want my kids to be taught about other theories.”

Joshua is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire. You can follow him on Twitter @Joshual33.