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    "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." -- Representative Paul Broun (R-GA), US House of Representatives [Anti-] Science Committee

    I put in Representative Broun's comments on evolution to commemorate February 12th as Darwin Day, so Happy Darwin Day...for some. It is not an official US holiday. That approval would need to get past Representative Broun and others on the Science Committee. Somehow I don't see that happening soon.
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    Sadly, he can continue with that crazy line of thought and depending on what state he governs in, quite possibly get re-elected several more times. It doesn't matter if you're speaking crazy talk as long as it's what the voters want to hear.
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    Your thread from 2013 popped up today when I typed in "Darwin awards" into the search bar for this site..

    What prompted my search this morning was Garry Trudeau's cartoon for today:


    Paul Collins Broun Jr. (born May 14, 1946) is an American physician and politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district from 2007 to 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party and the Tea Party Caucus.

    Broun unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Saxby Chambliss in the 2014 election. He is currently running to represent Georgia's 9th congressional district, a seat he contested once before in 2016.

    A video released by Broun's campaign in 2020 showed Broun shooting a rifle, offering to give away an AR-15 rifle to "to one lucky person who signs up for email updates" from his campaign website, and warning that during the COVID-19 pandemic that Americans might need an AR-15 to shoot "looting hordes from Atlanta." Broun lives in Gainesville, a white majority city about an hour outside the state capital Atlanta, which is a majority African American city. Broun denied that the ad or the reference to "looting hordes from Atlanta" had racial undertones or might concern African-Americans.