Let us introduce you to Congressman Paul Broun, a Republican from Georgia. He and Congressman Todd “legitimate rape” Akin are both on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. And in newly revealed video of Broun during a sportsman’s banquet at a church in his home state, he told those in attendance that he believes evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, are all “lies straight from the pit of Hell.”
As to the age of our planet, Congressman Broun argued it’s much younger than the majority of scientists say. “You see there are a lot of scientific data that I 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,” said Broun. “I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.”
That elicited a rather pointed response from Bill Nye, the Science Guy, also the Executive Director of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization.
“Since the economic future of the United States depends on our tradition of technological innovation, Representative’s Broun’s views are not in the national interest. For example, the Earth is simply not 9,000 years old. He is, by any measure, unqualified to makes decisions about science, space, and technology.”