Congressman Paul Broun announced in a recent speech that the Evolution and the Big Ban are lies straight from the pit of hell. (The details of his comments are provided in a Huffington Post article at the end of this post.)
Now I am personally OK with him believing that (even though it means that he is totally ignorant about science). One of the great freedoms that we have in the United States is that people are allowed to have their own beliefs.
Having said that, I am greatly troubled that this gentleman is a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. This committee is in charge of making important decisions on the direction of science and technology in my country and the fact that someone that is totally ignorant about science is on the committee is bullshit.
Let me make matters a little more troubling. Another of Mr Broun’s Republican buddies on the Committee is Todd Akin. In case you have forgotten, Mr Akin is currently running for a Senate seat in Missouri and recently suggested that women don’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape” because their bodies have “ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Once again, it is bullshit for someone that is that scientifically ignorant to be on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
These types of beliefs are not limited to these two gentlemen, they are shared by the whole Republican Party. Be afraid……be very afraid!
I can’t think of a better way to ridicule such ignorance than this great Roy Zimmerman song. Please listen….I think you will enjoy it!
Here is the full Huffington Post article on Congressman Broun’s comments.
Congressman Paul Broun (R-Ga.) said last week that evolution and the big bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of Hell.”
“God’s word is true. I’ve come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the big bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell,” said Broun, who is an MD. “It’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”
“You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don’t believe that the earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.”
According to NBC News, Broun’s comments were part of a larger speech given at the 2012 Sportsman’s Banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Georgia on September 27th. A clip of the video was distributed by the The Bridge Project, a liberal watchdog group.
Broun is a high-ranking member of the House Science Committee, of which Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is also a member.
Akin made headlines last month for suggesting that women don’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape” because their bodies have “ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”