Georgia Rep. Paul Broun is n fundamentalist Christian creationist who believes the world was created in six 24 hour days and is less than 9000 years old. O his fellow Republicans figured who best to put as a top member of the House Science and Technology Committee. There are scores of Republican Bozos just like Broun in the House and the Senate. And hundreds who are even worse in state legislatures.
“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. 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.”
A couple things about this should scare your pants off. First off, someone who was smart enough to make it through med school (Broun is an MD) could have his brain so scrambled by a literal interpretation of the Bible. Or the Koran for that matter. And secondly and more importantly, a member of the United States Congress giving his first allegiance not to his country or the Constitution but to ignorant made up crap. What if John Kennedy had said his first allegiance was to the Pope. Or Mitt Romney to some 19th century con man? Love the dead animals his Christian friends killed for fun. And holy crap, he forgot Global Warming. This is the trouble with religion in politics, the ignorance it breeds, the intolerance it wallows in and the violence it promotes. Taliban. Oh here is this science committee member on Climate Change:
“Scientists all over this world say that the idea of human-induced global climate change is one of the greatest hoaxes perpetrated out of the scientific community.” Paul Broun