According to this video, Mike Pence said:

every signer of the Declaration of independence believed that men and women were created and were endowed by that same creator.

Did they express such belief?

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    This would fit better on Biology except that I'm sure that (1) it would be a duplicate, and (2) it would be downvoted into oblivion, as there are close to zero serious biologists who believe in creationism over evolution. Nov 14 '16 at 19:56
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    Also, duplicate here of skeptics.stackexchange.com/q/8822/17804 et al. Nov 14 '16 at 19:59
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    @MohammadSakibArifin you should reference that actual person being quoted if you know.
    – DavePhD
    Nov 14 '16 at 20:04
  • Downvoters, I would like to know why this question is not helpful or unclear or shows no research effort. Your feedback will help me improve it. Nov 14 '16 at 20:08
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    I suspect you were downvoted by Americans or others familiar with the most famous line from the Declaration of Independence, which - perhaps unfairly - makes this question look either politically motivated or lacking in research.
    – Oddthinking
    Nov 15 '16 at 13:53


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights

The Declaration of Independence

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    Read literally, this only resolves half of Pence's claim: it doesn't express a belief that women were created. Nov 15 '16 at 12:58
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    @NateEldredge: according to LDOCE: "man --- 3 person [countable] a person, either male or female – used especially in formal situations or in the past" Nov 15 '16 at 13:39
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    Given that this document came well before any good competing theories were available, I'd say that it was the only way they had to express their intent that human rights should trump kings and queens.
    – JasonR
    Nov 15 '16 at 13:55

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