Matt HealeyTuesday,9 October 2012

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The Snap

I have been living in Asia for almost two years. Sine I have been here I have been saying that when I get back to the US I wanted two write 2 articles; “Why America Is Fucked” and “Why America Isn’t Fucked”. These articles are going to focus on the things that the US does that are fucked up and the things the rest of the world does that are fucked up. This is the first in the series and was inspired by the following headline “Congressman calls evolution lie from ‘pit of hell'”. The article is about Rep. Paul Broun (R, GA) who sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and he said the following “I’ve come to understand that. 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.”

The Download

In the interest of full disclosure, I am an atheist. Was raised an atheist and have never believed in any religion. What bothers me is that we have someone who sits on the committee for science who is willfully ignorant of some of the best supported scientific theories. Evolution is true. It happens. The universe was not created in 6 days 9000 years ago the way this ignorant fucker believes.


Now I think that this asshole should be allowed to hold any asinine beliefs he wants. What bothers me is that he can hold a position of power in an organization that is supposed to be supporting scientific development. We are entering into a period where economic development and national success will be determined by science and technology. And we have assholes like this that are bound and determined to make sure that we lag the rest of the world in these critical fields. These beliefs have no place on the house committee for science. They have no place in the public education system. Keep your unsupported beliefs to yourself and stop preventing the US from being able to compete on the global economic stage.

Hat Tips

Yahoo News, The God Delusion, The Selfish Gene, Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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