February 16, 2007

Fun with science

Filed under: politics — ubikcan @ 10:15 am

Now it can be revealed that evolution is a secret conspiracy by Jewish mystics! Finally. (Also revealed: the earth does not go round the sun.)

This sounds like the beginning of an Onion article but here goes: Rep. Ben Bridges, a Georgia legislator, is being asked to apologize for a memo distributed under his name that states, among other things:

“Indisputable evidence — long hidden but now available to everyone — demonstrates conclusively that so-called ‘secular evolution science’ is the Big-Bang 15-billion-year alternate ‘creation scenario’ of the Pharisee Religion. This scenario is derived concept-for-concept from Rabbinic writings in the mystic ‘holy book’ Kabbala dating back at least two millennia.

The memo was written by the husband of his campaign manager and given to him several months ago. Except Bridges is now backing off from it. Although not very well; when asked if he disagreed with it, he said:

“I agree with it more than I would the Big Bang Theory or the Darwin Theory,” Bridges said. “I am convinced that rather than risk teaching a lie why teach anything?”

Why teach anything? Indeed:

Bridges sponsored unsuccessful legislation in 2005 that would have required Georgia’s teachers to introduce scientific evidence challenging evolution.

Just think how much more time there’ll be for feminist-bashing!

Look also at the Atlanta-Journal Constitution story comments if you want to see citizens of Georgia defending those views…

1 Comment »

  1. […] out under the name of State Representative Ben Bridges (a Georgia legislator) earlier this week (see here) that denied evolution as a plot of a secretive Jewish sect, the Jewish anti-Defamation League has […]

    Pingback by More fun with science « ubikcan — February 18, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

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