Friday, February 16, 2007

The Evolution of the Texas Legislature

If you haven't heard about Warren Chisum (R), House Appropriations Committee Chairman in the Texas state House, sending around an official letter to the entire legislature stating that evolution is wrong and that a non-rotating earth is the literal center of the universe, click here for the whole scoop.

What makes this story particularly interesting to me is that Warren Chisum (R) is the grandfather of a woman I work with!

Combine that fact with the Young Earth Creationist at work, and I think I am safe in quoting the inimitable Jack Nicholson from "As Good As It Gets" to describe my little slice of Texas:

Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here.

Finally, I want to leave you with some choice words of wisdom from "Exposing the False Science Idol of Evolutionism, and Proving the Truthfulness of the Bible from Creation to Heaven... - since 1973 -", references in the original proposed bill:

The following subjects confirm that the Copernican Model of a rotating, orbiting Earth is a factless, observation-denying deception that is the keystone which is holding up all of modern man’s false "science" and "knowledge".

I can't speak for anyone else, but the idea that legislators in two different states now want to pass legislation making such lunacy the law of the land certainly makes my head spin, even if the Earth does not.


Allen said...

That crazy evolution stuff is just crazy. Next you're going to tell us that the so-called "moon landing" really happened!

Denise said...

Glad to have you back, bro. It's also comforting to know that Texas isn't the only state with an abundance of Longhorn steers and crazy.

Anonymous said...

Never ever let the facts get in the way of a good story!
Johnny Cochren

lol Jimmy