Why does this not surprise me?
Well it surprised me. A doctor who's absolutely nuts is bad enough, but to be in this position of influence, and running again unopposed ...
This guy's on the House Science Committee? What easy requirements do they have for someone to be one that committee?
There are two, I think:
That's about it.
Unfortunately, congressmen can ask to be on pretty much whichever committee they want. It's decided more on desire and some sort of seniority or something along those lines. Knowledge of a subject isn't factored in at all, as near as I can tell. Hell, Michelle "Muslim Brotherhood" Bachmann is on the security council or whatever it's called.
It's called the intelligence council. Ironic isn't it?
It is entirely possible that he is invoking Seneca and just using religion. Not that he actually believes what he said.
Very sad and disappointing.
Running unopposed, too. *face palm*
Shouldn't there be some language in the law that restricts a position on the science committee to lawmakers who aren't AGAINST science?
I think we need to flood the house science committee with the message that if they're going to let politicians play scientist, it'd better be someone with an education in what actual scientists call "science".
I say we shunt him over to the House Intelligence Committee.
If a Baptist fundamentalist with less than zero scientific knowledge can serve on the
House Committee on Science, can an atheist scientist get a job as a Baptist pastor? It only seems fair.