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Bill Nye BrounFor someone who sits on a key congressional science advisory committee, Rep. Paul C. Broun (R-Ga.) seems to take a pretty dim view of science.

In videotaped remarks made Sept. 27 before a church group, Broun called what he had been taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang theory ”all lies straight from the pit of hell,” adding that the lies were intended to “keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”

The remarks seemed to resonate with the audience, with several voices calling out their assent. But along with many others who viewed the video, the well-known science educator Bill Nye heaped scorn on Broun, a member of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

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As much as creationists want to make it one, the theory of evolution simply is not a controversial topic.  Why isn’t there an outcry from the Republican Party itself condemning this kind of stupidity?

This should not have to come from Bill Nye.  This should not have to come from liberals or Democrats.  This should, quite simply, cause universal and quick action from both parties to quickly remove this man from the House Science committee.

And the fact that it doesn’t…the fact that his fellow conservatives or Republican legislators do not immediately condemn this man’s statements…  How do I say it?  How can I possibly support a political party that would allow a man like this to make decisions about science?

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    And all reasonable people say Amen!
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