Bill Nye slams GOP rep. on evolution

Paul Broun is "unqualified" to be on the House Science Committee, Nye says

By Jillian Rayfield

Published October 9, 2012 3:32PM (EDT)

  (Wikipedia/Ed Schipul)
(Wikipedia/Ed Schipul)

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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