Ignorance in High Places
Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell” meant to convince people that they do not need a savior. The Republican lawmaker made those comments during a speech Sept. 27 at a sportsman’s banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell. Broun, a medical doctor, is running for re-election in November unopposed by Democrats. Broun also said that he believes the Earth is about 9,000 years old and that it was made in six days. Surprisingly, he sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology which is shocking after these remarks. We're now in the 21st century, but it's becoming evermore disappointing when current or wannabe legislators and administrations display a total ignorance and rejection of two millennia of scientific progress and knowledge.
To dismiss science knowledge in favor of simplistic ancient myths and folklore, religious or otherwise, will ultimately prove detrimental to this country.
Kemo D. 7