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1 Interesting Times  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 11:06:10am
Creationist Senator Wants to Know How to Turn E. Coli Into Humans

Already been done. See members, GOP House.

2 Varek Raith  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 11:11:26am

*Insert facepalm to end all facepalms here*

3 Romantic Heretic  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 11:25:34am

Ow! I facepalmed too hard!

4 RadicalModerate  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 11:27:15am

Here’s another part of that same clip, where a student absolutely schools Sen. Walsworth on the scientific method.


By the way, Louisiana Tea Partiers are trying to groom Walsworth for a run for Governor.

5 freetoken  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 12:15:51pm

I think she’s talking about Lenski’s experiments.

However, it is still akin to bangin’ one’s head against a wall.

6 calochortus  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 12:22:09pm

The stupid, it burns…but somewhere there are constituents saying “yeah, how come those e coli don’t turn into people in a few weeks if evolution is true.”

7 cat-tikvah  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 12:29:09pm

re: #1 Interesting Times

That was my very first thought.

8 Romantic Heretic  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 1:13:14pm

re: #4 RadicalModerate

Here’s another part of that same clip, where a student absolutely schools Sen. Walsworth on the scientific method.

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By the way, Louisiana Tea Partiers are trying to groom Walsworth for a run for Governor.

The problem is the Senator doesn’t even speak English that well. How is he going to understand science when he can’t even understand our language.

I have theory for gravity, as the Senator understands the word ‘theory’. There is no gravity. The world sucks. Teach the controversy! ///

9 FemNaziBitch  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 2:38:19pm

I think a about a gazagat of anti-matter is required, but it has to be added at different intervals and just the right amount each time heated by a special process involving rare earth magnets.

It’s a long, nerve-wracking, and potentially world-shattering process. Heavily regulated by black legislation and only known to a few very high-level scientists who are permanently sequestered in an underground laboratory on the Outer Hebrides by joint task force of CIA and MI-5.

The last time it was tried, the lab tech took too much no-doze and ended-up dropping one of the vials. We only know about it because his world transmitted all government monitored activity to our seckrit out-post on in the gamma quadrant. The transmission abruptly ended when the vial hit the floor and did not resume.

We can only guess the rest.

10 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 3:04:44pm

Walsworth and other un-evolved folk are busy turning schools into manure dumps, so they should be the ones to ask.

11 majii  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 5:20:18pm

Although I taught high school social studies for 33 years before I retired, even I know that this is a stupid comment that this legislator made. This is why some people have NO business being given the power to make laws that impact the lives of millions of other people. While some on the right are busy bashing public education and public school teachers, they should be looking at the politicians like this guy that they think are qualified to make decisions about very important issues. Bobby Jindal isn’t a dumb guy, but in order to advance his political career, he’s willing to tell Louisianans that evolution isn’t real, and that creationism should be taught in schools and paid for by the taxpayers, while he sends his own kids to schools that probably include evolution in their curriculum because he wants them to have every educational advantage available.

12 EPR-radar  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 5:23:41pm

The first time I saw this news, it occurred to me that the evolution of E. Coli into GOP senators would be a significantly easier intermediate step than E. Coli to human evolution.

The video would seem to confirm this supposition.

13 nines09  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 6:57:33pm

I think Fox News has proven you can feed bullshit 24/7/365 and create a lower life form from a higher species. “Just trying to get my 3 cognitive braincells to hold hands on this one Ma’am. Tough chore. I’m a Cretin.”

14 Jalal bin Smokin  Mon, Jan 21, 2013 9:50:58pm

It’s easy, you just have to wait 4 billion years.


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