GOP Science Gatekeeper: Earth is 9,000 years old

Representative Paul C. Broun, Jr., MD (R, GA-10) graduated from the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. He thinks that Planet Earth is only 9,000 years old and that Evolution and Embryology are “lies straight from the pit of Hell.” So much for higher education in the Peach State.

It gets worse. Congressman Broun, MD is a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Perhaps he’s also medical adviser to fellow Science Committee member Todd Akin (R, MO-2), who believes victims of “legitimate rape” don’t get pregnant and that doctors are  giving abortions to women who aren’t pregnant.

Unsurprisingly, Congressmen Broun and Akin are both members of the House Tea Party Caucus.

More:

“Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA): Evolution, Big Bang ‘Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell,’” Benjy Sarlin, Talking Points Memo

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One Response to “GOP Science Gatekeeper: Earth is 9,000 years old”

  1. Mike Licht Says:

    UPDATE:

    “Hell not source of science, Satan says,” JAYFK

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