Bill Moyers takes on radical-right Republicans for denying the science behind evolution and climate change, showing a video clip of Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), chairman of oversight and investigations for the Science, Space and Technology Committee of the US House of Representatives, who says evolution is a lie “straight from the pit of hell” and climate change, a hoax.
Are you surprised to find out that right wing Birther Donald Trump is also opposed to vaccinations?
If I were President I would push for proper vaccinations but would not allow one time massive shots that a small child cannot take - AUTISM.
For some reason, they can’t understand why real scientists aren’t giving them equal time to spread their inane nonsense.
Danny Faulkner of Answers In Genesis and the Creation Museum appeared on The Janet Mefferd Show yesterday to criticize Cosmos for not providing airtime for Creationism adherents. When Mefferd asked if Cosmos will “ever give a Creationist any time,” Faulkner responded by lamenting that “Creationists aren’t even on the radar screen for them, they wouldn’t even consider us plausible at all.”
Mefferd agreed that the show isn’t being very fair and balanced: “Boy, but when you have so many scientists who simply do not accept Darwinian evolution it seems to me that that might be something to throw in there, you know, the old, ‘some scientists say this, others disagree and think this,’ but that’s not even allowed.”
It’s almost like Cosmos wants to talk about real science..
More at Right Wing Watch: Creationists Demand Airtime on ‘Cosmos’ for the Sake of Balance
A great segment from Rachel Maddow digs into the ridiculous anti-science positions of right wing quack Jerome Corsi — specifically, his latest book about “abiotic” oil — and segues into the even more outrageous and disturbing fact that top Republican officials in North Carolina believe in the same pseudo-scientific quackery.
This is one of the most troubling things about today’s Republican Party — the nearly universal reactionary anti-scientific craziness, often driven by religious fanaticism.
I was about to write that it was nice to see a Republican standing up to the all-powerful anti-science wing of the party for a change, but then I checked, and Gov. Jay Nixon is a Democrat, which comes as no surprise at all: Evolution Bill Not Best for Education, Governor Says.
Background: a group of fanatically religious Missouri Republicans are trying to pass a bill that would allow parents to take their children out of science classes that teach the theory of evolution.
“I think we need to respect people’s individual religious beliefs obviously, and I certainly appreciate that,” Nixon said. “But I think extricating children from science classes is not in the best interest of our STEM Initiative.”
Nixon said creationism is “what we study on Sunday, not on Monday.”
The state’s STEM initiative is an attempt to boost education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.
State Reps. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, and Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, have said they think parents should be allowed to remove their children from classes that teach evolution.
The Republican Party is the party for you — if you reject the entire basis of modern biological science.