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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    ^Boehner. And the House Natural Resources committee is worse, need I mention “intelligence”. Of course the real kicker was Broun saying embryology is the “devil’s work”, and this guy has an M.D.????

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Yeah, Boehner is the Speaker, but I think all roads in the Republican world lead to Grover Norquist.
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    And Bachmann is on the intelligence committee.
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    You know, doctors tell us that when it comes to legitimate science, the Republican mind has ways of shutting that down.

  3. lames

    lames said, almost 4 years ago

    @braindead08

    excellent response!

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    If this is about who I think it’s about, he’s neither a Republican nor a Democrat but a Nuttycrat. (or Nuttycan if you prefer.)

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    @mikefive

    Well, he’s nutty for sure, but he is a Republican congressman, and he does sit on the science committee. I’m sure there are nutty Democrats, too, but this one unquestionably belongs to the Republicans. How can it be that someone so totally unqualified to make decisions in the public interest can be elected to congress? What does it mean about the American public? I’m not opposed to religion, but religion does not have to equal idiocy.

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 4 years ago

    All I know is the answer. Which is “42.”

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    “Let us unite the two so long divided, knowledge and vital piety.” John Wesley

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s kind of funny that, despite everything I see on the international news, the religious kooks who scare me the most are the ones who sit in my government and wave around Bibles.

  9. runar

    runar said, almost 4 years ago

    And here is one account of how that was discovered.

  10. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    There are a few other quite disturbing things here that I wasn’t aware of.


    As per the details outlined here:


    The House Science Committee has forty members, and eleven of them (including Broun) are members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, a not just pro-fundamentalist-Christianity but also pro-make-American-gov’t-explicitly-Christian group.


    Worse, however – The House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, which has general oversight and policy roles on “all matters relating to science policy and science education including: the Office of Science and Technology Policy; all scientific research, and scientific and engineering resources (including human resources), science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education; intergovernmental mechanisms for research, development, and demonstration and cross-cutting programs; international scientific cooperation; National Science Foundation, including earthquake programs; university research policy, including infrastructure and overhead; university research partnerships, including those with industry; science scholarships …” etc., has twelve members. And of these twelve, specifically, 5 are members of the Prayer Caucus, this organization which values fundamentalist Christianity as policy.


    On the one hand, this potentially spells a great deal of long-term damage to research and education in the US, especially on matters of climate and biomedical sciences, since these are areas where fundamentalist Christianity often declares itself to be completely in opposition to scientific positions.


    On the other hand, I can only note that much about American politics becomes understandable in light of the fact that too many people are reluctant to vote for anyone who might be smarter than they are – but that this can end up driving a downward spiral in general competence if these people are then put in charge of education.

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    There are crazy people in both parties, but in only one party do the crazy people get elected to congress. Lies from the pit of hell. He’s perfectly welcome to believe that, but by God, why put him in a place where he’s making decisions that matter? I’m happy with an Amish person not driving a car, but would I make him CEO of General Motors? The Amish person, unlike the tea party idiot, would have the decency to know that he’s not qualified for that job.

  12. spyderred

    spyderred said, almost 4 years ago

    With good ole’ Todd on the same committee, how can intelligence stand a chance?

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Consider we’re at constant war now against a minority in another religion who’s advocates are as ignorant of science and reality as Broun and the evangelical “Christians” basing their beliefs on myths created by men who KNEW that the sun revolved around the Earth!!!

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @mikefive

    No, the guy is a Republican. Even so called Independents like Lieberman and Sanders have to align with a party if they want to get on any committees.

    Don’t try to lie about the guy’s political affiliation.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Evolution is as accepted as gravity in the world of science. We can’t see either, but there is overwhelming observational evidence that they are real.

    A theory is an explanation for these observed phenomenon that explains what is observed better than anything else scientists can come up with. When a theory stands the test of time for decades, it is considered pretty reliable.

    The theory that best explains evolution is Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection. It’s been around far longer than the Big Bang theory and while it’s possible that someone may come up with an entirely new theory that explains evolution better, we can be certain that it won’t come from a religious fundamentalist.

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