Creationism Or Evolution? Which Is It? [POLL]
Over the weekend a video and remarks from U.S. Representative Paul Broun, a republican from Georgia, made it into the mainstream media. Broun, who is a physician and sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee called evolution, embryology and the Big Bang Theory “lies straight from the pit of hell”.
According to the Associated Press, the remarks were made at a sportsmans banquet in Hartwell, Ga and included the following,
“God’s word is true. I’ve come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. It’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior. There’s a lot of scientific data that I found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I believe that the Earth is about 9,000 years old. I believe that it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says. And what I’ve come to learn is that it’s the manufacturer’s handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually. How to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society. And that’s the reason, as your congressman, I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I’ll continue to do that.”
On the other side of the argument there are those that say there is no other explanation other than evolution. One of the main proponents is Bill Nye the Science Guy who says that creationism is inappropriate for children,
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In a recent Gallup Poll, 46% of those asked agreed with Broun with only 15% with the science guy. What do you think?