Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ignorance From Our Elected Representatives

This is US Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) speaking recently at a Baptist Church. Rep. Broun sits on the House Science Committee. Among other things, Rep. Broun thinks that the world is only 9,000 years old, and calls evolution, "lies straight from the pit of hell." 

This is not a joke. This man is one of our elected representatives. It's thinking like this that prevents the United States from taking any serious action on climate change or any other pressing scientific matter that doesn't agree with a particular political or religious ideology. It's appalling that this man sits on the "Science" Committee. And one wonders why nothing gets done in Washington.

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