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(Huffington Post)   Meet five congressmen on the Science, Space and Technology committee that should never be allowed anywhere near science   ( huffingtonpost.com) divider line
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2012-10-10 11:41:48 AM  
28 votes:

Mentat: sperm-hunting ovarian anti-rape missiles

That's the name of my Indigo Girls cover band.
2012-10-10 11:29:26 AM  
11 votes:
Hey, if Todd Akin wasn't on the Science Committee, how would we fund research into sperm-hunting ovarian anti-rape missiles?
2012-10-10 12:20:21 PM  
7 votes:
As a quantum optics hobbyist, I applaud David and Serge's work. Their calculations match my own and are soft of a justification for every one of us out that that said you could in fact measure the immeasureable. I know these guys were working hard - too hard to answer letters apparently - and they deserve the accolades.

As a stay at home father of two junior college students, who are currently taking introductory physics and astronomy classes, I have to say that I'm worried about the future of our country's education programs. Paul Broun and Todd Akin are dragging us right back into the dark ages with their faith based arguments and complete ignorance. They want us to return to the Middle Ages when the church was all powerful and pedagogical development was at a standstill. Can you imagine how happy they'd be if we didn't have science programs, but instead spent vast sums on religious indoctrination and faith initiatives?

I'll have you know that at this very moment I am broadcasting signals into outer space - signals that contain precise instructions for an invading alien force -- where to hit, how to hit, and when to hit. And they are receiving these messages too. Just google random numbers, map each number to its corresponding word in the American College Dictionary, and then feed those words into Google translate. You'll see exactly what I've seen - the aliens constructed google and are using it as a communications channel to correspond with us in the know.

Bottom line - we need smart people making decisions. Smart people like me. I should do something about this.
2012-10-10 12:05:28 PM  
7 votes:
Oh, my Akin thread?

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2012-10-10 12:16:02 PM  
5 votes:

xynix: The vast majority of these people are just plain stupid.. They got elected by equally stupid people.

I'm not a scientist or anything but it's pretty clear why those guys won the award. Being able to observe changes at the quantum level will allow us to then manipulate things at the quantum level.. Once we're at the level to manipulate and then observe we'll have a viable quantum computing base. From then on it's huge.. Perhaps by 2025 we'll have our first QC processor which will be thousands of times faster than standard silicon processors. Thousands!

But it still won't run Crysis with a decent frame rate.
2012-10-10 12:49:10 PM  
3 votes:
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2012-10-10 12:21:16 PM  
3 votes:
I was amazed that physicists won the Nobel peace prize. You would think they would be too busy with their scientific research to work on anything else.
2012-10-10 12:15:00 PM  
3 votes:

JAYoung: Unfortunately for America, even if our leaders don't believe in science, there are plenty of other countries out there that do, and they will clean our clocks in the 21st century if we do not get rid of these idiots.

Jesus will restore our nation to greatness once we get rid of gay marriage.
2012-10-10 12:02:32 PM  
3 votes:

Mentat: Hey, if Todd Akin wasn't on the Science Committee, how would we fund research into sperm-hunting ovarian anti-rape missiles?

Yeah, it's pretty cool what vaginas can do these days...
2012-10-10 12:50:22 PM  
2 votes:
Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson worries loading too many people onto Guam could capsize the island. 

friggin Democraps...

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2012-10-10 12:31:36 PM  
2 votes:

Headso: Maddow has wondered for years how republicans can put such unqualified people on such a committee...

A party that would put Michele Bachmann on the House Intelligence Committee is capable of anything.
2012-10-10 12:29:06 PM  
2 votes:
"Maddow replayed a clip of the two physicists who won the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday, admitting that grasping why the scientists won was difficult as the level of science is so advanced."

It was said before, but:

These guys won the Nobel Prize for Physics, not the Nobel Peace Prize.

You have to be incredibly smart to win the Nobel Prize for Physics.
To win the Peace Prize, you only have to make a PowerPoint presentation or not be GW Bush.
2012-10-10 12:22:28 PM  
2 votes:

LittleKidLover: FTFA:

Maddow's producers played a clip of Rep. Paul Broun telling supporters that evolution and the big bang theory "are lies straight from the pit of hell."

I agree - that show sucks.
2012-10-10 12:18:27 PM  
2 votes:

DonQuixote314159: FTFA:
Rachel Maddow ripped Republican members of the House Science Committee on her Tuesday MSNBC show, contrasting their science-related comments to the scientists who won the Nobel Peace Prize.

They won the Nobel Prize in Physics, not the Nobel Peace Prize, dumbass article writer. 

/Didn't watch the video, so I don't know if Rachel Maddow made the same mistake

She did not. I watched it last night, I am pretty sure she said Physics.

F*cking HuffPo, you're about 35 Heinekens away from being Daily Kos. Clean it up.
2012-10-10 12:07:04 PM  
2 votes:

lucksi: USA USA USA

More like:
2012-10-10 11:11:23 AM  
2 votes:
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2012-10-10 10:48:35 AM  
2 votes:
Science...you keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.
2012-10-10 11:04:14 PM  
1 vote:
Want to sit on the Congressional Science Committee? Score 12/12 on the Pew Science quiz, or GTFO

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2012-10-10 04:46:51 PM  
1 vote:
Science has become a crutch for those without faith. I pray for them daily.
2012-10-10 03:40:16 PM  
1 vote:
I'm not sure if the Huffington Post should be allowed near science either.
2012-10-10 03:37:00 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-10 03:27:15 PM  
1 vote:

CapeFearCadaver: Mentat: Hey, if Todd Akin wasn't on the Science Committee, how would we fund research into sperm-hunting ovarian anti-rape missiles?

Yeah, it's pretty cool what vaginas can do these days...

Hey, if we can put a man on a vagina...
2012-10-10 03:18:48 PM  
1 vote:

coeyagi: Qualifications for GOP committeeperson: heart beat

How does that explain Cheney?
2012-10-10 02:21:04 PM  
1 vote:
Half of America should kill the other half in self-defence.
2012-10-10 01:09:07 PM  
1 vote:

petec: pute kisses like a man:
/ farking sriracha cock sauce.

you put the sauce where?

the cock is on the sauce

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2012-10-10 12:57:39 PM  
1 vote:

Mentat: Hey, if Todd Akin wasn't on the Science Committee, how would we fund research into sperm-hunting ovarian anti-rape missiles?

So they were right; Republicans aren't fighting a War on Women, they're fighting a War IN Women.
2012-10-10 12:39:16 PM  
1 vote:

pute kisses like a man: well, in their defense, I'm feeling a breakthrough from the magic of farting and the pits of hell right now.

/ farking sriracha cock sauce.

You will not say an unkind word about the sriracha sauce!!!
2012-10-10 12:36:04 PM  
1 vote:
Now now, folks, let us not forget the Democrats who have brains of a mollusk.

Be careful, Guam might tip over.

Granted, this is only one buffoon as an example. I'm too lazy too look up exact names, however I recall reading somewhere that at least 30% of Democrats in congress deny evolution.
2012-10-10 12:30:03 PM  
1 vote:
That dinosaur fart thing might not be completely out of left field. When I drive past construction sites that have dug down past the sand layer I always think it smells like pee.

Dinosaur pee.
2012-10-10 12:29:51 PM  
1 vote:

Dimensio: Funbags: If there is no God, then Ron Broun swearing an oath to uphold the Constitution would be non-binding.

Checkmate, Atheists.

Are you unfamiliar with the concept of "perjury"?

Lying = giving an account contrary to the truth
Perjury = giving an account contrary to the truth after swearing on a book of fairy tales that you wouldn't, so help you invisible person.
2012-10-10 12:27:59 PM  
1 vote:

Fluorescent Testicle: Oh, my Akin thread?

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2012-10-10 12:27:08 PM  
1 vote:
So I told that teachin' lady...
2012-10-10 12:23:37 PM  
1 vote:
We have this nonsense in Canada too.

The Canadian "Minister of Science and Technology", appointed by Harper, is a goddamned chiropractor!

He is a religious nutcase to boot.


We should all be ashamed of pandering, anti-science governments.
2012-10-10 12:23:23 PM  
1 vote:
We need some sort of reservation where people who don't believe in science can go to live a peaceful existence with very little technology.
2012-10-10 12:13:01 PM  
1 vote:
Dinosaur farts ? Something tells me there is not a lot of critical thinking going on in this committee
2012-10-10 12:12:28 PM  
1 vote:

Maddow's producers played a clip of Rep. Paul Broun telling supporters that evolution and the big bang theory "are lies straight from the pit of hell."

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2012-10-10 12:12:07 PM  
1 vote:
It's a sad state, but Maddow doesn't seem like she's much sharper.

But her job only requires that she be able to read.
2012-10-10 12:10:15 PM  
1 vote:

Yadda yadda, government we deserve......

Yep... hopefully we'll hit bottom soon so we can finally get ourselves into a good recovery program.
2012-10-10 12:06:59 PM  
1 vote:
There's a fark of a lot more than 5, submitter. I'd say it's at least half of Congress. And we don't have to keep them from science, they're staying away willingly. Because science makes Jesus cry.
2012-10-10 12:05:52 PM  
1 vote:
We don't need no fancy book learnin
2012-10-10 12:03:22 PM  
1 vote:
Stay in school, kids.
2012-10-10 11:10:15 AM  
1 vote:
There are 23 Republican members on this committee. Sadly, something tells me these 5 are not outliers.
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