Republican Paul Broun (R-GA) sits on the House science committee, but Bill Nye doesn’t think he is much of a science guy.
In his videotaped remarks made before a church group, Broun said that the theory of evolution, Big Bang and embryology are "all lies straight from the pit of Hell." He further added that the lies were intended to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.
Reacting to Broun’s comments about some of the most fundamental theories and fields of science Nye said, “Since the economic future of the United States depends on our tradition of technological innovation, Representative Broun’s views are not in the national interest.”
He further went on to claim that Nye is not qualified to make decisions about science, space and technology. Broun, who earned a B.S in chemistry from the University of Georgia isn’t the only Republican member of the committee to have attracted criticism for his baseless scientific comments.
In August, Republican Todd Akin was also assailed for saying that women who are victims of legitimate rape seldom get pregnant. Seriously, Broun and Akin should have visited their science classes regularly.