Broun holds a degree in chemistry from the University of Georgia, no slouch of an institution of higher learning, even if it is in the Southeastern Conference. He has a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, also an outstanding school. And like UGA, the Medical College and the teachers who taught him are in his district.
So, of course, Broun was well-versed in the latest scientific research. Likewise, he understands, as do most other scientists in his district (and in the nation, for that matter), that the Earth is only 9,000 years old, that evolution is a lie “straight from the pit of hell,” and that scientific research on natural selection, embryology and the Big Bang Theory were nothing more than lies spread by those self-same scientists to “keep [him] and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”
Obviously, Broun rejects what he was taught when training to be a physician and accepts instead a literal interpretation of the Bible.
This page has no problem with that, though it might be a good idea for his patients to see what else he rejects before they let him treat them.
Broun and his beliefs are running unopposed for re-election — the fact that Democrats in the district containing the University of Georgia could not come up with someone to run against him should make folks rethink the widely held belief that universities are hotbeds of liberalism.
This means Georgia’s 10th District will be represented by, in the words of Georgia’s libertarian-leaning radio talk-show host Neal Boortz, someone who makes “Republicans look like knee-dragging, still-tending, tobacco-spitting Neanderthals.”
Well, yes — unless.
Georgians who agree with Boortz are being urged to write in Charles Darwin when they cast their ballot. Yes, it’s tongue-in-cheek, but there is a serious purpose here. Georgians supporting Darwin for Congress (they have a page on Facebook) hope that enough votes will be cast for the long-dead evolutionist that the GOP will reconsider having a person who rejects much of modern science sitting on the Science, Space and Technology committee.
On the other hand, since Broun’s beliefs may be shared by many of his constituents and his colleagues’ constituents, maybe he should stay on the committee in hopes he might one day understand that the theories he denounces are not part of a plot by scientists to cause people to lose their faith. He should learn that they are seen by many scientists as evidence of the wonder and glory of a world that many of them believe was the work of a Creator.
You think so?