Saturday, October 6, 2012

Today's Happy Hopping Moron: Paul Broun

The hard part in deciding to give today's award to Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) was that he had so much competition from the other Republicans on the House science committee.

Here's the statement that clinched today's recipient. Says Broun,
"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."
Metaphor! Rep Broun could use some familiarity with that concept. The Bible is a great book, but there's no commandment stating Thou Shalt Be A Complete Idiot. But it's not really for what some of us would call misinterpreting the Bible that he gets the award. Oh no, there would be too many potential recipients if we based awards on that.

No, it's for having the gall to accept a position on a science committee when one is essentially, fundamentally anti-science. And for that reason, Paul Brown (R-GA) is today's Happy Hopping Moron.

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