Just when I’m certain that I’ve heard the worst of the wackjobs, from creationism to intelligent design to belief in psychics, there’s more nutballs around the corner.
And this one is a Representative. From Georgia.
â€œIndisputable evidence â€” long hidden but now available to everyone â€” demonstrates conclusively that so-called â€˜secular evolution scienceâ€™ is the Big-Bang 15-billion-year alternate â€˜creation scenarioâ€™ of the Pharisee Religion. This scenario is derived concept-for-concept from Rabbinic writings in the mystic â€˜holy bookâ€™ Kabbala dating back at least two millennia.â€
That’s from a letter with Rep. Ben Bridges name attached, leaked by Texas st. Rep. Warren Chisum. The best wrap up of this story I’ve found is over at Metafilter…just click through the links to get the full story. I refuse to link to the actual website…no linklove from me.
Bridges also dropped this lovely quote to the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
Asked if he agreed with the Kaballah evolution conspiracy theory and the earth’s lack of motion, he told the Atlanta Journal Constitution, â€œI agree with it more than I would the Big Bang Theory or the Darwin Theory. I am convinced that rather than risk teaching a lie why teach anything?â€
The more I see this sort of thing, the more I agree with Dawkins.