Now I know this picture has made the rounds before, but Rep. Broun (R-GA) spoke at a function the other day. The video quotes him as saying:

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. And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior. 

You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve 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. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.

This is a man on the House Committee on Science and Technology denying the key tenant of biology. Then he goes on to say that he is a scientist and he has deduced the age of Earth to be 9,000 years old.

There are so many things wrong with those two sentences, and he is only one of a number of the committee’s members that holds similarly incorrect views. Which is not only bad for science- and research-based legislation, but it means that every 2 years they are being re-elected.

The answer is to vote them out and replace them with pro-science representatives. Make sure they are held responsible for what they say, and help make our political atmosphere a little more factually-based.