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GOPer on House Science Committee: Evolution, Big Bang are 'lies straight from the pit of Hell'

Rep. Paul Broun was once schooled in the sciences.

Rep. Paul Broun was once schooled in the sciences. But now, he says, a key scientific principle is the devil's work.

Broun, a Georgia Republican who is running for re-election, declared during a recent speech in Hartwell that "God’s word is true."

He continued:

All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and 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 are taught that from understanding that they need a savior.

Broun also claimed (incorrectly) that the Earth in 9,000 years old. 

And wouldn't you know  it: Broun sits on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology—alongside Rep. Todd Akin. Akin, of course, recently claimed a woman can't get pregnant if she is raped.

 msnbc host Lawrence O'Donnell declared Monday night, "If Congressman Broun is a scientist, he is a mad scientist. A very, very mad scientist."