Head of Appropriations Committee Doesn't Believe Copernicus or Galileo
One of the most powerful politicians in congress (Warren Chisum, R Texas) doesn't believe the earth revolves around the sun. Reversing 500 years of science is an amazing feat. I found this so hard to believe I had to go hunting to make sure it wasn't a hoax. Turns out it's true. I wonder what he thinks of the space program? Obviously the moon landings and mars missions were faked. We all saw how realistic Total Recall was so they must have used the same sets as the mars rover.
"Still, it's enough to set the world a-spinning that the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, the most powerful committee in the House, distributed to legislators a memo pitching crazed wingers who believe the earth stands still -- doesn't spin on its axis or revolve around the Sun -- that Copernicus was part of a Jewish conspiracy to undermine the Old Testament."With this sort of monumental stupidity in our elected representatives, it's no wonder the US educational system is falling apart and science research is blossoming overseas.
Here's the blog post I first read and his link to Chisum's memo promoting the nutjobs who say the earth stands still using god-designed magnetic levitation (it's right on the home page).
Posted by Mark Friday, February 16, 2007 10:32:00 AM |