I Have A Theory… Kentucky Republicans Are Idiots

Filed in Science and Health by on August 17, 2012

Kentucky Republican Senators were all on board for educational standards until they discovered that those standards included *gasp!* evolution.

In an exchange with officials from ACT, the company that prepares Kentucky’s new state testing program, those lawmakers discussed whether evolution was a fact and whether the biblical account of creationism also should be taught in Kentucky classrooms.

“I would hope that creationism is presented as a theory in the classroom, in a science classroom, alongside evolution,” Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg, said Tuesday in an interview.

Think that’s bad?  It gets worse.  Take a look at this:

Another committee member, Rep. Ben Waide, R-Madisonville, said he had a problem with evolution being an important part of biology standards.“The theory of evolution is a theory, and essentially the theory of evolution is not science — Darwin made it up,” Waide said. “My objection is they should ensure whatever scientific material is being put forth as a standard should at least stand up to scientific method. Under the most rudimentary, basic scientific examination, the theory of evolution has never stood up to scientific scrutiny.”

Zander (Balloon Juice) speaks the truth:

You sir are the dumbest mofo on Earth, and I am offended that you are an elected lawmaker in the Commonwealth.  Your ignorance is so astounding that I have to believe you actually don’t exist, because nobody can be this stupid and survive without collapsing under the density of their own idiocy.

Seriously, evolution has “never stood up to scientific scrutiny”?

Exactly.  It’s hard to believe that people can be this stupid.

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  1. cassandra_m says:

    Oh I don’t know. The current crop of the GOP is training hard for the Stupid Olympics, but they seem to shatter all previous records of sheer stupidity with remarkable regularity.

  2. Jason330 says:

    I’m old enough to remember a time when people like Rep. Ben Waide were ashamed to be thought of as ignorant dumbfucks. Now they absolutely get off on it.

  3. skeptic says:

    What you mean to say is you have a HYPOTHESIS that Kentucky Republicans are idiots. However, given the weight of evidence supplied by numerous observations of a similar knowledge vacuum for republicans when it comes to a core understanding of what science is, one could develop a general theory of republican scientific stupidity.

  4. X Stryker says:

    I’ll take scientific theories over stupid Republican laws anyway.

  5. cassandra_m says:

    Ars Technica writes about this with the best headline ever — Kentucky lawmakers shocked to find evolution on Biology tests

  6. Davy says:

    Unless Republicans are right, we (humanity) never rode dinosaurs. Repeal evolution. Chick-fil-A in every pot; a dinosaur in every garage: Nixon’s head / Headless body of Agnew 2012. Aroooo!