Rep. Paul Broun: The doctor who disbelieves Evolution, Embryology, and the Big Bang

August 31, 2014

Evolution

“All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell.”

– Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), Chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee for the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, on Sept. 27 at a sportsman’s banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Ga.

Representative Paul Broun is a medical doctor, with a B.S. in chemistry, who graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta according to his website.

This reverses the premise of my blog – a doctor talking like a preacher about science. This is anti-intellectualism in its most dangerous form, when someone with strong credentials makes statements that should make us question those credentials. 

He presents no credible evidence against these ideas, but disagrees with them on a religious basis by insisting that they are from the devil.

Evolution and the Big Bang are frequently disputed by Republican figures, but embryology is an usual field to attack, and an uphill battle. 

http://broun.house.gov/biography/

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/07/nation/la-na-nn-paul-broun-evolution-hell-20121007

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I'm a Yale graduate who majored in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health.

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