In a move that demonstrates the pathetic level of science education in this country, Georgia Republican State Rep. Ben Bridges has introduced a bill that would require that only “scientific facts” be taught in public schools on the delusional belief that this will rule out the teaching of Evolution.
“A theory can be wrong. If it’s wrong, or possibly could be wrong, don’t teach it. Teach it with facts. If you’ve got facts to back it up, that’s great,” Bridges told 11Alive News Reporter Jon Shirek.
Bridges’ said he did not consider other evolution controversies when introducing his bill, which he said is driven by his Christian beliefs.
Well it’s obviously not based on his understanding of what the scientific facts are or what a “theory” is. This dipshit needs to be the target of a good recall petition for being so amazingly stupid that it’s a wonder he remembers to breathe on his own. Georgia isn’t doing much to improve it’s image as one of the great bastions of redneck morons by electing asshats like this to office.
Dr. Sarah Pallas, a biology professor at Georgia State University, says people forget that facts are what support scientific theory. “There is no evidence against evolution except that concocted by religious groups,” she said.
“The idea that matter is made of atoms is a theory. The idea that there is some kind of force that brings us back to earth if we jump up is a theory, it’s called gravitational theory,” She added. “If we’re not allowed to talk about one theory, then we shouldn’t be allowed to talk about all other theories.”
Someone please sit that man down with a copy of The Structure of Evolutionary Theory by Stephen Jay Gould before he makes an ass out of himself again.