Thanks to Bill Moyers and Steve Mirsky for letting us know about this guy.
How can an ignoramus like this get elected to Congress? Much less become Chairman of the Science Subcommittee on Oversight of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology? He doesn’t understand the science he is supposed to regulate. He thinks it is “lies from the pit of hell.”
I first read about Paul Broun in Scientific American, December2012, Antigravity, by Steve Mirsky. He was in this position then, and he still is. As well as being a member of several other important committees.
Surely the State of Georgia can do better than to let this man run un-opposed again. Get him out of the House of Representatives and back into medical practice where he can only hurt one person at a time.
On second thought, he ought to have his license to practice medicine revoked, too. Do you really want a doctor who thinks that much of what he was taught in medical school is “straight from the pit of hell”? Including not just evolution and cosmology, but embryology, too?
And if Georgia won’t stop electing him, isn’t there at least some way to get him off any science-related committees?