Amazing! Rep Paul Broun, a Rpublican from Georegia stood up in the U.S. House of Representatives the other day and called global warming a “hoax.” We quote:

“Scientists all over this world say that the idea of human induced global climate change is one of the greatest hoaxes perpretate  out of the scientific comunity.  It is a hoax.  There is no scientific consensus.”

       Where in this world does this man exist?  What kind of scientists has he been talking to? Almost all scientists, with very few exceptions, believe exactly the oposite and have openly so stated in interviews  and in scientific papers. This is a crazy statement, made up of whole cloth.Does Rep Broun also state that most scientists believe that the world is flat?

       In a world witrh millions of books and other sources of information, it is amazing how many people are totally ignorant of fundamental facts.  I hear that about a third of Americans believe that Obama is a Muslim. In the Muslim world, large numbers of people believe that Jews were responsible for 9/11. An unbelievable number of Americans have doubts about Evolution. Google, where ar’t thou? It is bad enough to be ignorant, but worse when you really want to remain ignorant.

Worse than the totally inaccurate  ranting of Rep.Broun is the fact that his statement was greeted with applause.We are dealing with those who know not and know not that they know not. 

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