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(Talking Points Memo)   GOP Congressman says evolution and big bang are "lies straight from the pits of Hell." He's on the House Science Committee, of course   (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 299
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2012-10-05 12:53:03 PM
Why do Republicans hate Catholicism and say the teachings of the Catholic Church are lies straight from the pits of hell?
 
2012-10-05 12:58:22 PM
You're doing it very wrong, America.

Do you guys think guns and bombs are the only way of taking over a country? Our stupidity is making us incredibly weak.
 
2012-10-05 12:59:26 PM
He adds a valuable voice to the science committee.

A reminder of why a good science education is so very, very, VERY F*CKING IMPORTANT!
 
2012-10-05 01:04:28 PM
Get that dipshiat off the science committee. Now.
 
2012-10-05 01:09:49 PM
I just....hmm...what more can be said? This stuff depresses me anymore.


/kittens
 
2012-10-05 01:15:24 PM
Is there anyone on the science committee that can give him and Akin a cockpunch from the pit of hell?
 
2012-10-05 01:17:21 PM
A man standing in front of 900 deer heads can't be wrong.
 
2012-10-05 01:38:11 PM
"You see, there are a lot of scientific[citation needed] data[citation needed] that I've found out as a scientist[citation needed] that actually show that this is really a young Earth[citation needed]," he said.
 
2012-10-05 01:40:57 PM

xenophon10k: "You see, there are a lot of scientific[citation needed] data[citation needed] that I've found out as a scientist[citation needed] that actually show that this is really a young Earth[citation needed]," he said.


...at least he conjugated 'data' correctly?

// it's mostly a plural
// mostly
 
2012-10-05 01:43:50 PM
And again, the truly depressing part of it is that this imbecile is ELECTED TO REPRESENT HIS CONSTITUENCY

/ponder that for a moment
//and despair
 
2012-10-05 01:48:39 PM
Embryology? Is he implying all conceptions are immaculate? That would seem to be at odds with his other archaic and backwards beliefs.
 
2012-10-05 01:56:44 PM
This is why the GOP hates education.
 
2012-10-05 02:00:07 PM

Diogenes: Embryology? Is he implying all conceptions are immaculate? That would seem to be at odds with his other archaic and backwards beliefs.


He's literally saying "it's all magic"
 
2012-10-05 02:02:11 PM

Aarontology: Diogenes: Embryology? Is he implying all conceptions are immaculate? That would seem to be at odds with his other archaic and backwards beliefs.

He's literally saying "it's all magic"


Well, I guess you can't say he's inconsistent. I suppose that's something.
 
2012-10-05 02:02:11 PM
Broun - a physician, with an M.D. and a B.S. in chemistry

Mental Defect
Brain Seizure

This is astounding.

This is your GOP, everyone!
 
2012-10-05 02:07:44 PM

Aarontology: Why do Republicans hate Catholicism


Why do evangelical protestants hate Papists? I mean, that's their raison detre.
 
2012-10-05 02:13:26 PM
Y'know, leaving the evolution bit completely out of the discussion, doesn't the whole concept of the Big Bang dovetail rather well with the general concept of a creator? A divine being wants things to work out a certain way, so he's smart enough to make a single event 13 million years ago happen that would lead to what he wanted?

Or is that just me? 'Cause if there is a God, I think he has better things to do with His time than micromanagement.
 
2012-10-05 02:19:49 PM

Gonz: Y'know, leaving the evolution bit completely out of the discussion, doesn't the whole concept of the Big Bang dovetail rather well with the general concept of a creator? A divine being wants things to work out a certain way, so he's smart enough to make a single event 13 million years ago happen that would lead to what he wanted?

Or is that just me? 'Cause if there is a God, I think he has better things to do with His time than micromanagement.


That's called "crafting a story to fit the facts." The story may work given the facts, but it does not explain them.
 
2012-10-05 02:37:43 PM
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Well, he certainly has those deer heads' complete attention.
 
2012-10-05 02:40:05 PM
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2012-10-05 02:44:40 PM

Aarontology: Why do Republicans hate Catholicism and say the teachings of the Catholic Church are lies straight from the pits of hell?


Because they only accept Christian teachings. And Catholics are not Christians.
 
2012-10-05 02:44:55 PM

Gonz: Y'know, leaving the evolution bit completely out of the discussion, doesn't the whole concept of the Big Bang dovetail rather well with the general concept of a creator? A divine being wants things to work out a certain way, so he's smart enough to make a single event 13 million years ago happen that would lead to what he wanted?

Or is that just me? 'Cause if there is a God, I think he has better things to do with His time than micromanagement.


Fine, dovetail the creation myth with the big bang theory, but then you can't say something like "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," and expect to be taken seriously.
 
2012-10-05 02:45:11 PM
someone should point out to the GOP that without proper education we won't be able to design functional weapons anymore and then we'll be dodging bombs and bullets instead of being the ones doing the shooting.
 
2012-10-05 02:48:54 PM
"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," Broun said. "And it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior."

people like this have no business being in office. someone who has a bias against education or who is anti-intellectual is actively dangerous to the long term stability of this country. if we don't educate our kids or retrain our adult work force in order to stay current...then other countries WILL surpass us in technological and economic terms. if we teach our kids to be slobbering idiots, then they aren't going to be able to compete in a global economy.
 
2012-10-05 02:52:02 PM

Weaver95: "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," Broun said. "And it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior."

people like this have no business being in office. someone who has a bias against education or who is anti-intellectual is actively dangerous to the long term stability of this country. if we don't educate our kids or retrain our adult work force in order to stay current...then other countries WILL surpass us in technological and economic terms. if we teach our kids to be slobbering idiots, then they aren't going to be able to compete in a global economy.


God will provide for the righteous. America is exceptional because of His Divine Grace.
 
2012-10-05 02:53:36 PM

unlikely: Aarontology: Why do Republicans hate Catholicism and say the teachings of the Catholic Church are lies straight from the pits of hell?

Because they only accept Christian teachings. And Catholics are not Christians.


Catholics are the only real Christians. All Protestant sects are heretical.
 
2012-10-05 02:55:20 PM

Diogenes:

God will provide for the righteous. America is exceptional because of His Divine Grace.


yeah...that's not gonna work out very well.
 
2012-10-05 02:56:34 PM

Weaver95: Diogenes:

God will provide for the righteous. America is exceptional because of His Divine Grace.

yeah...that's not gonna work out very well.


I am merely the interpreter ;-)
 
2012-10-05 02:58:11 PM

Diogenes: Weaver95: Diogenes:

God will provide for the righteous. America is exceptional because of His Divine Grace.

yeah...that's not gonna work out very well.

I am merely the interpreter ;-)


I know...I just find that point of view to be insulting and offensive.
 
2012-10-05 03:06:54 PM
This is awesome - we haven't had a good creationism thread in a long time. This will give me a chance to update my favorites appropriately
 
2012-10-05 03:16:48 PM

give me doughnuts: unlikely: Aarontology: Why do Republicans hate Catholicism and say the teachings of the Catholic Church are lies straight from the pits of hell?

Because they only accept Christian teachings. And Catholics are not Christians.

Catholics are the only real Christians. All Protestant sects are heretical.


Not according to most versions of Christianity in the US. Catholics don't worship God and Christ, they follow the Jesuits who answer to Satan's representative on Earth, the Pope.
 
2012-10-05 03:19:16 PM
If you don't think America has slid far enough down the scale in educating our youth, vote Republican.
 
2012-10-05 03:19:55 PM

Marcus Aurelius: This is why the GOP hates education.


An educated populace is an informed populace, and an informed populace would not vote for a Republican in their lifetimes, ever.
 
2012-10-05 03:20:40 PM
Broun - a physician, with an M.D. and a B.S. in chemistry

I really find that hard to believe.
 
2012-10-05 03:22:27 PM

unlikely: give me doughnuts: unlikely: Aarontology: Why do Republicans hate Catholicism and say the teachings of the Catholic Church are lies straight from the pits of hell?

Because they only accept Christian teachings. And Catholics are not Christians.

Catholics are the only real Christians. All Protestant sects are heretical.

Not according to most versions of Christianity in the US. Catholics don't worship God and Christ, they follow the Jesuits who answer to Satan's representative on Earth, the Pope.


And they eat Death Cookies!!
 
2012-10-05 03:22:54 PM

unlikely: give me doughnuts: unlikely: Aarontology: Why do Republicans hate Catholicism and say the teachings of the Catholic Church are lies straight from the pits of hell?

Because they only accept Christian teachings. And Catholics are not Christians.

Catholics are the only real Christians. All Protestant sects are heretical.

Not according to most versions of Christianity in the US. Catholics don't worship God and Christ, they follow the Jesuits who answer to Satan's representative on Earth, the Pope.


What do you expect from a bunch of heretics.
 
2012-10-05 03:23:38 PM

Mugato: Broun - a physician, with an M.D. and a B.S. in chemistry

I really find that hard to believe.


That's because you agree with evolution and big bang theory. I swear you logical, scientific types will believe anything.
 
2012-10-05 03:25:36 PM
Why are people like this even allowed on the House Science Committee? I suppose he is actually an MD, so bend over and cough America...
 
2012-10-05 03:26:49 PM

Mugato: Broun - a physician, with an M.D. and a B.S. in chemistry

I really find that hard to believe.


It's true! He got them from this fine institution of higher learning:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-05 03:34:15 PM

give me doughnuts: unlikely: give me doughnuts: unlikely: Aarontology: Why do Republicans hate Catholicism and say the teachings of the Catholic Church are lies straight from the pits of hell?

Because they only accept Christian teachings. And Catholics are not Christians.

Catholics are the only real Christians. All Protestant sects are heretical.

Not according to most versions of Christianity in the US. Catholics don't worship God and Christ, they follow the Jesuits who answer to Satan's representative on Earth, the Pope.

What do you expect from a bunch of heretics.


Not much. But they do run the House and Senate.
 
2012-10-05 03:35:49 PM
The ignorant fundamentalists are the biggest threat to America.
 
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2012-10-05 03:39:29 PM
I hope this guy is just demagoging the trailer trash. Sometimes I think we are about to collapse and become a Third World Country.
 
2012-10-05 03:41:40 PM
Sh*t like this is why I'm always high or angry at all times.
 
2012-10-05 03:43:26 PM
Wasn't Todd Akin also on the House Science committee? I mean, doesn't that just tell you all you need to know about America?

This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2012-10-05 03:45:10 PM
scienceprogress.org 

/I'm embarrassed to be a Christian when I read articles like this
 
2012-10-05 03:52:35 PM

InspectorZero: [scienceprogress.org image 591x423] 

/I'm embarrassed to be a Christian when I read articles like this


This.
 
2012-10-05 03:59:24 PM

mootmah: InspectorZero: [scienceprogress.org image 591x423] 

/I'm embarrassed to be a Christian when I read articles like this

This.


For what it's worth, the prevalent attitude in Darwin's time was "naturalism is the perfect hobby for a clergyman because it's all about observing the wonders of God's creation." There's a spirit of humble inquiry and grace to that attitude that I think needs to be reclaimed.
 
2012-10-05 04:00:21 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: mootmah: InspectorZero: [scienceprogress.org image 591x423] 

/I'm embarrassed to be a Christian when I read articles like this

This.

For what it's worth, the prevalent attitude in Darwin's time was "naturalism is the perfect hobby for a clergyman because it's all about observing the wonders of God's creation." There's a spirit of humble inquiry and grace to that attitude that I think needs to be reclaimed.


This really isn't true. Darwinism was a cultural bomb at the time. People went nuts over it. We just forget the creationists of the 19th century because they lost.
 
2012-10-05 04:03:26 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: mootmah: InspectorZero: [scienceprogress.org image 591x423] 

/I'm embarrassed to be a Christian when I read articles like this

This.

For what it's worth, the prevalent attitude in Darwin's time was "naturalism is the perfect hobby for a clergyman because it's all about observing the wonders of God's creation." There's a spirit of humble inquiry and grace to that attitude that I think needs to be reclaimed.


Gregor Mendel would agree. But.....

DamnYankees: God Is My Co-Pirate: mootmah: InspectorZero: [scienceprogress.org image 591x423] 

/I'm embarrassed to be a Christian when I read articles like this

This.

For what it's worth, the prevalent attitude in Darwin's time was "naturalism is the perfect hobby for a clergyman because it's all about observing the wonders of God's creation." There's a spirit of humble inquiry and grace to that attitude that I think needs to be reclaimed.

This really isn't true. Darwinism was a cultural bomb at the time. People went nuts over it. We just forget the creationists of the 19th century because they lost.


...has a point. He probably went under the radar because the church didn't appreciate the potential significance and impact of his work.
 
2012-10-05 04:15:52 PM

DamnYankees: God Is My Co-Pirate: mootmah: InspectorZero: [scienceprogress.org image 591x423] 

/I'm embarrassed to be a Christian when I read articles like this

This.

For what it's worth, the prevalent attitude in Darwin's time was "naturalism is the perfect hobby for a clergyman because it's all about observing the wonders of God's creation." There's a spirit of humble inquiry and grace to that attitude that I think needs to be reclaimed.

This really isn't true. Darwinism was a cultural bomb at the time. People went nuts over it. We just forget the creationists of the 19th century because they lost.


Mmm, yes it was controversial, but he wasn't working in a vacuum. Lyell had published on geology and the Earth being millions of years old. Species changing was well known (even though Lamarck thought acquired traits were always passed down). Wallace (?) came up with the beginnings of natural selection at the same time, but Darwin published first and more comprehensively. The real controversy wasn't evolution, it was the idea that natural selection wasn't a progress toward some golden pinnacle, that there wasn't a controlling aim in mind.
 
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