"The Earth is 9,000 Years Old"

Paul Broun said in a videotape on September 27 at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Georgia, “I don’t believe that the earth is but about 9,000 years old.”

I have no problem with him saying that. Personally, I don’t believe it. I also don’t believe there’s any scientific evidence, facts or data to back up his statement. But, for certain members of certain religions, this is what they believe.

But Mr Broun isn’t just a member of a religion. He is actually U.S. House Representative Paul Broun (GA-10). And, to make matters worse, he’s also a physician and member of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology of the House of Representatives.

Watch this video:

Skip ahead to the 34 minute, 48 second mark.

(aside: Without checking ahead of time, let me guess….U.S. House Representative Paul Broun is a Republican….(Google searching)….Yup…he is…added bonus? He’s also a Tea Partier)

Note where he says:

There are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young earth…

With all due respect (and it’s really not all that much) Representative Broun, you are completely full of shit.

What you “believe” and what you can prove are obviously two different things. And, as a member of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, you should know that.

As a member of that committee, you should know there is a huge difference between science and belief. Both are wonderful. Both serve a purpose. But, as you have no idea what the difference is, you should resign your membership on that committee immediately until you can prove scientifically (which, as you claim to be a scientist yourself, shouldn’t be hard) that what you are claiming is true and accurate to a committee of your peers.

House Science Member Says Earth is 9,000 years old

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