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Rep. Paul Broun says scientists are tools of the devil

another random user (2645241) writes | about 2 years ago

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another random user (2645241) writes "Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) tore into scientists as tools of the devil in a speech at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman’s Banquet last month.

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.

And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior

According to Broun, the scientific plot was primarily concerned with hiding the true age of the Earth. Broun serves on the House Science Committee, which came under scrutiny recently after another one of its Republican members, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), suggested that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses against pregnancy.

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,

he said.

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.

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Have faith (1)

tomhath (637240) | about 2 years ago | (#41570293)

Yea, if you take 5 seconds of quotes out of what's basically a 47 minute sermon telling people to believe in the Bible it sounds kind of dumb. Not saying I agree with what he said, but this is not a story for Slashdot.

Not Your Father's Republican Party (1)

capsfan100 (2703401) | about 2 years ago | (#41573511)

It's bad enough that he doesn't believe in science, but to put a denier of science on the House committee where all science and tech bills originate - and must move out of before they can get to the floor for a vote - is a stick in the eye of all thinking people. The inmates are running in the asylum as long as the GOP controls the House (or Senate for that matter, and they're only 3 seats away in that chamber).
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