Skip to comments.U.S. Rep. Paul Broun: Evolution a lie 'from the pit of hell'
Posted on 10/08/2012 4:44:56 PM PDT by markomalley
Evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are major underpinnings of mainstream science. And Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun, a physician who sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, says they are lies straight from the pit of hell.
Broun, who is unopposed for reelection in November, made the comments in a videotaped Sept. 27 speech at a sportsman's banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Ga., according to the Associated Press.
Here are his remarks:
Gods word is true. Ive come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. Its lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior. Theres a lot of scientific data that I found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I believe that the Earth is about 9,000 years old. I believe that it was created in six days as we know them. Thats what the Bible says. And what Ive come to learn is that its the manufacturers handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually. How to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society. And thats the reason, as your congressman, I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and Ill continue to do that.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Nearly 400 Missouri pastors gathered at the podium of a hotel ballroom recently to pray over the kneeling figure of Rep. Todd Akin, a Senate candidate whose campaign had been pronounced dead by national Republican leaders weeks before.
Akins political revival has become a cause celebre for this group of clerics and other conservatives, who have launched a carefully orchestrated effort to lift the GOP candidate back into contention for a seat that could help decide control of the Senate.
People are drawn to Akins cause because they see it as the opening battle for the soul of the Republican Party, said strategist David Lane, who has spent months in the state organizing pastors to fight for Akin, at times bucking the wishes of GOP leaders in Washington. Akins campaign, Lane said, represents the fight against establishment politicians, their consultants and a morally flawed approach to politics.
Nah, no connection whatsoever. Just a coincidence that both legs of the LAT-WP news service publish articles about crazy conservative religious wackos in flyover country.
Gee, that sounds like a real appropriate committee that he was assigned to!
Or is he reading some other book?
I agree with the congressman completely.
I do not care about how an individual feels on the topic. Believe what you want. All things are possible through G_d. I will find out the truth someday, however G_d did this wonderful thing.
Wait a minute...Big Bang Theory not real?
Sheldon Cooper not real?
Penny fake? Leonard, Howard and Raj, not real?
Telling children for generations that we come from animals kind of explains why people act like animals . . .
And yet, animals would never do some of the things that humans do.
There is evidence that the earth is 4.3 billion years old. Life began many years after its creation and has evolved.
I see nothing that conflicts with His word.
Right or wrong, bringing this sort of stuff up in the last month of a critically-important election is insanely stupid. Especially, when the guy doing doesn’t even need to campaign.
If you want an education, read about what happened to Louis Pasteur.
He was a scientist (invented the pasteurization process) that fought AGAINST the current theory of the origin of life of his time.....It was called Spontaneous Generation.
Read about how he was called all sorts of names, blacklisted, and removed from the Academy of Science....After 20 or so years, his theory of disease formation was finally accepted, meanwhile he made lots of money selling his process that the scientific community said was worthless.
He finally was asked BACK into the Academy of Science, where he spoke about the Spontaneous Generation theory, and told the same people this
“You have exchanged one lie (Spontaneous Generation) for another (Dawwin’s Theory of Evolution).” He said that Darwin’s theory was even more idiotic in it’s beliefs than that of Spontaneous Generation.
Essentially these “Theories” are desired to fight against the notion that immensely intelligently designed life MUST have a maker.
For example, consider a butterfly, that can do the following
1) reproduce more of it’s kind
2) fly thousands of miles (migration of monarch butterfly for example)
3) Find it’s own power (food)
4) Weigh less than 2 ounces
6) Avoid predators.
Now take EVERY BIT of the engineering excellence we have — can mankind (in all it’s knowledge and ability) make such a thing? And yet it happened by random chance? REALLY? REALLY?
This boggles the mind that somebody can be THAT STUPID
Science is a game we play with God to find out what his rules are.
Correct, mainly because humans have the faculty of reason.
Nevertheless, humans are noticably fallible; especially when humans chuck reason.
Some people act like animals. Some people build landers and set them down right on schedule and in a location of their choosing on Mars
Which G_d? Mankind has invented and worshipped thousands of them over the millenia.
The only thing they have in common is that none of them have been proven to exist.
I might believe in the possible existence of the one you are referring to, I just don't know which one it is.
“Well, It appears science has failed again, in front of overwhelming religious evidence.”
Welcome to America!
Yes, and evolutionists have reasonably concluded that "Natural Selection" happenings are nothing more than successful random changes.
The Congessman is right as no so called scientist has demonstrated that anything on the earth is more than 9000 years old.
Explain why you think embryology comes from the pit of hell.
You see nothing that conflicts with His word? With virtually every writer in the Bible, including Christ, a creationist who believed mankind came from Adam and Eve?
Not to mention the ECF (Early Church Fathers), many of them taught that “a day is as a thousand years,” in other words, as God created in six days, so man’s days would be six thousand years from Adam to the 2nd coming of Christ. What they got from His word was in the range of thousands not the billions that you evolutionists claim.
You may not claim to be an atheist, but you are the blood brother to it. I wish you evolutionists would stop claiming to be Bible believers, you are not.
“Big Bang Theory” first there was nothing, suddenly all matter popped into existence in a fraction of a second, from a point that had no point in 3d space because 3d space did not exist, in fact 3d space itself popped into existence from null space, that means that that point itself never existed in 3d space and we exist inside that point. Sounds like a miracle to me!
Hold on tight!
at least on the article headline, i am with the congressman. didn’t read the entire article so i can’t comment on everything else said, but given what i do agree with him on, i probably would agree with the other things he said.
It's probably not that old. In the seventeenth century, Archbishop James Ussher calculated that the earth was created on October 23, 4004 BC at 9:00 AM--presumably, that was Pacific Daylight Time.
Elsewhere on this board, I have related how the Geology Department at Occidental College threw a surprise party in Dr. Joe Birman's geology class, which met at 9:00 AM on October 23, 1972.
Maybe not. Humans have ways of adapting to their environment and adapting their environment to them that other animals do not. If we can get off planet and colonize other worlds then I can see mankind surviving. Certainly mankind will change from what we are now. In 30,000 years me might not recognize ourselves.
How can life start from random combinations?
There are (for the most simple lifeform) over 10,000 genes required. This consists of approximately 500,000 base pairs.
It’s statistically impossible that such an event occurred, then the required continued “lucky” mutations continued to populate the tree of life.
In the whole universe, only life is self-organizing and self-propegating. The second law of thermodynamics says all things tend toward disorder (chaos).
Knowledge does not arise from random chance. Why? Because let’s use the classic example of the millions of monkeys typing forever can reproduce the works of shakespeare.
The problem with the theory is that the monkeys don’t KNOW when they have information worth keeping....they continue to press keys! (Like mutations continue to occur).
If you really believe in random chance produces information, just put your computer in a loop to produce the next program you wish.....Thousands of computers working together at 3Ghz (that’s 3 Billion op/sec) could in a matter of hours produce something usable, no?
I think not.
He is on an appropriate committee. Believing God created the world does not make you technologically stupid. Many great scientists are creationists.
Neal Boortz wrapped his show around this sillyness.Suggesting as an alternative a write in for Darwin.
It is now politically incorrect to express your Christian beliefs in this country. Stalin would be so proud.
“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its
patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these
three areas, America will collapse from within” - Joseph Stalin.
“How can life start from random combinations?”
Not arguing the whole evolution/creation thing on this thread but can it really be considered random combinations or is it causality, i.e. entities acting according to their nature?
To me he is in clear disagreement with Genesis.
evolution as described in textbooks is a complete and utter lie. variation within species is natural, scientific and observable. changing species, dna suddenly containing information for structures, organs and appendages that never were in the original animal to begin with, are all lies. mutations do not add information, they damage existing information and make the organism less useful than the unmutated stock.
He'd imagined 'characteristics' as having a sort of variability around a theme ~ not the quantum entities we've found subsequently, with many of them having more than one solution. How he could have missed that is inexplicable.
The ferns in my front yard breed through the facility of motile sperm ~ just like my neighbors cat!
he’s just trying to yank your chain. don’t waste your time arguing with those that only post stuff to stir things up, rather than discuss with any possibility of being convinced of what you’re saying. even the bible says they just argue for the sake of arguing and causing disruption and to avoid them. they are implacable and just like whipping things into disarray.
He undoubtedly had a nursery.
Then you’re as big of an uneducated KOOK as he is.
Honest to God...this is the kind of CRAP that makes us all look bad. Not all conservatives are uneducated snake-handling moronic hayseeds who buy a 2,000 year-old book as literal effing fact. Some of us went to school and learned that the Holy Bible was allegory.
Explain dinosaurs, carbon-dated fossils, etc,
And pleas don’t give me that Biblical Leviathan” bullpoop, either,
“Leviathan” was an ocean liner, okay, dipstick?
And where does their “nature” come from?
If mankind cannot create anything like life (other than copying via cloning), then how could a blind process create such immense complexity?
Wind, rain, lightening in junk yards don’t create new a new ferrari, no matter how much we would like it to.
Again, if we set out to create something that has the properties of for example a butterfly, we could not do it. With all the accumulated wisdom of mankind.
To believe that blind chance could do what our intelligence cannot is a profound statement.....and yet evolutionists believe this exactly.
So our intelligence is less than that of blind chance, accumulated over time?
What guides the process? The ONLY viable candidate is Natural Selection — but if you don’t have a advantage (due to natural selection) then the information randomly gained via mutation cannot be passed on reliably to the next generation. Then comes the problem of complex structures, for example, many functions of life of very complex, and if any of the parts were different, the whole would be functionless (and not have an advantage).
From an information theory perspective, classic evolution through the survival of the fittest may (and can) explain adaptation (which exists and we can observe) but CANNOT explain the genesis of species and more importantly life.
We can prove adaptation, and observe it. The fossil record does not prove/show formation of life. It only shows it appeared, quite suddenly. Also change occurs very rapidly, not gradually like was proposed by the slow process of natural selection — thus the formation of the “punctuated equalibrium” model of evolution. BTW, the punctuated model has the same problems with genesis (formation) as well.
Darwin was a racist.
His book was entitled
“On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.”
Which, by the way implied that “black man” was closest to the monkey, and the “white” races were superior. I dismiss this theory as racist at it’s core, and a lie as well.
Marky-Mark.....if you buy this happy horsesh*t, then you’re an even bigger IMBECILE than I’ve always thought you were.
I agree with you that it is hard to imagine certain structures just appearing on the scene suddenly by slow accumulations of genetic traits. I saw a program once about the Pterosaurs and how they had radically different forms than anything before and these structures were crucial for flight. In fact it seemed to the scientists studying it that if any one of these were missing it could not have flown. What would the transitional forms that could not fly do with a 10 ft. long finger. That’s what formed the wing. I don’t agree though that all mutations are harmful though. Some, like a different pigment that helps an animal blend in better and avoid predators would be helpful.
I guess that would a depend on who you would consider a scientist.
Apparently, according to the good congressman, there is no evidence that the earth is any older than 9000 years old. You seem to be 4.891 billion years off.
Make that 4.291 billion years off.
No wonder you dropped out of high school.
CIA my arse.
Book written by a cartoon tiger.
Believing that the earth is only 9000 years old might.
Or as my man Bugs Bunny would say...
“What a maroon...what an imBESSile..