no wonder we’re the most science literate country in the world. oh…wait…

Posted: December 6, 2012 in bad science, climate change, politics, Republicans, science-ish, the tea party
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The Republican members of the house committee on science

Rep. Paul Broun    His take on science:   ”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.”   Broun’s staff recently explained:   “Rep. Paul Broun is admittedly not a big fan nor a believer in some of the most central tenets of science, but that shouldn’t be a reason to cost him his seat on the House Science Committee.”


Rep. Todd Akin   He’s the genius who said, “First of all, from what I understand from doctors pregnancy from rape is really rare.  If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says that global warming isn’t anything to worry about because temperature fluctuations on earth million’s of years ago were due to dinosaurs flatulence.

Rep. Sandy Adams lost her Florida primary this year, but she still managed to serve on the committee while bad-mouthing evolution.  “I’m Christian. I believe in the biblical terms of how we came about,” she said. Adams also voted in favor of a bill to have teachers “teach theories that contradict the theory of evolution.”

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin is  a renowned climate change skeptic who has alternately decried ”scientific fascism” and described research on climate change as an “international conspiracy.”

Rep. Randy Neugebauer drafted a resolution for Americans to ”join together in prayer to humbly seek fair weather conditions” after a series of destructive tornadoes and droughts.

  1. Torger Helgeland says:

    So Mike, I’m assuming the draft resolution about praying for the weather is problematic for the draft resolution part? Hope so. Back to evolution again, have you peaceably been able to continue liking God after determining that he set us weakies all up to get sick or killed so our genes would not impede the march toward diversity? I can’t deny the evidence, but the theology is so messy I have a hard time liking him as I once did. Or is it so messy? Seems so on the surface, and if I need a degree to understand it, then where’s the “become as this little child” in that? Thanks for blogging, Torg

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