Republican on House Science Committee: Evolution is a Lie Straight from the Pit of Hell

This is Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA):

This is the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, which Broun sits on.

And this is Rep. Broun telling people at Liberty Baptist Church a couple of weeks ago that evolution, embryology, and the Big Bang 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. And 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.

And what I’ve come to learn is that it’s the manufacturer’s handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually, how to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society. And that’s the reason as your congressman I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I’ll continue to do that.

He’s on the Science committee.

Science.

With Todd “legitimate rape” Akin.

To paraphrase a line you’ve heard before, this guy thinks The Flintstones is a documentary.

And he’s running for re-election… unopposed.

You want to know what’s wrong with our country? Look no further. We totally deserve the government we get when ignorant anti-science people like this can not only get into Congress but get on important committees which they’re utterly unqualified to be a part of. The fact that he’s a doctor seems irrelevant when he admits he can’t grasp the basic concepts of science. How he got through medical school is beyond me.

Anyone who looks to the Bible as the primary guide to voting has no business serving in public office, much less serving on the Science committee.

***Update***: Brian Wilson put up a video juxtaposing Broun with Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), who chairs the Subcommittee on Environment and Economy… but doesn’t accept human-induced climate change:

(Thanks to David for the link)

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