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Bill nye says rep is not qualified.. but what is the big deal.. no one in the wh from the president to the czars and atleast half of those in congress in general are not qualified either

iamnothere 2012/10/09 16:10:43

Bill Nye slammed
Rep. Paul Broun, (R-Ga.), for his comments about evolution, saying that
Broun “is by any measure, unqualified to make decisions about science,
space, and technology.” Broun, a member of the House Science Committee, had said in a recent speech that he believes theories about evolution are “lies straight from the pit of Hell.”

Nye
also 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.”

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  • LastRanger 2012/10/10 16:43:58
    LastRanger
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    I just have two minor points:
    Nye is discrediting someone for being religious, and then uses a religious reference to make his point (“lies straight from the pit of Hell.”). Ironic don’t you think?
    Secondly, there is only one engineer in congress, a representative from Texas. So, exactly what qualifies the rest of the members to be on the committee? Ans. They got enough votes to be elected.
    Analyst, Ph.D.
  • thefatguy LastRanger 2012/10/13 02:50:50
    thefatguy
    +1
    Actually, it was Rep. Broun who made the comment about "the pit of Hell".
  • Prophet of the FSM 2012/10/10 06:48:59
    Prophet of the FSM
    +1
    An idiot on the US science committee...i feel sorry for actual intellectuals who have to listen to his drivel.
  • iamnothere Prophet... 2012/10/10 11:08:11
    iamnothere
    if you ever sat in to a committee meeting there is a lot of drivel
  • Bob DiN 2012/10/09 19:03:44
    Bob DiN
    +1
    No one qualified would be stupid enough to get into the gutter of politics.
  • Kane Fernau 2012/10/09 18:48:53
    Kane Fernau
    +2
    Isn't Bill Nye a cartoon character?
  • iamnothere Kane Fe... 2012/10/09 19:36:33
    iamnothere
    +1
    no he is the science guy..
  • stevmackey 2012/10/09 17:28:02
    stevmackey
    +2
    good job Broun
  • Icarus 2012/10/09 16:55:39
    Icarus
    +2
    Scientifically literate politicians are rare beasts. Politics and science generally require wholly different backgrounds and personalities, so perhaps that's not surprising... but it is unfortunate.

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