Sunday, October 07, 2012

Is embryology a lie "straight from the pit of hell"?

Two remarkable stories from today's paper, one about a Republican Georgia representative  Paul Broun who appears to believe 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. "
What is truly bizarre is that this person on the House Science, Space and Technology committee.    I am particularly confused by, and would love to understand the logic behind, the  relationship between embryology and hell.  

The second is a quote from an Arkansas state representative John Hubbard that slavery was a blessing in disguise and that all Muslims should be deported, similar views appear to be held by Republican state house candidate Charlie Fuqua.  Their views on Mormons, Jews, atheists, and perhaps all Democrats, etc, are not recorded, but Fuqua claims that 

"I think my views are fairly well-accepted by most people".  

Also finished an interesting book that is relevant, "The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood" by D.R. Montgomery.   

No comments: