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Video Of Creationist Republican Not Understanding Bacteria Can’t Evolve Into A Human Goes Viral

by David Badash on January 23, 2013

in News,Politics

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A video recorded last year of a Republican state lawmaker being schooled by a teacher testifying about evolution and science has finally gone viral. The exchange, between Louisiana State Senator Mike Walsworth and a local unnamed school teacher today appeared on Gawker, after going viral thanks to sites like UpWorthy.

(Frankly, since it was a year old we weren’t going to post it when we came across it a few days ago, but, well, what the heck.)

The Senator cannot seem to grasp the concept of evolution, and is trying hard, since he only believes in creationism, to disprove it. He also thinks the idea behind evolution is that bacteria evolves into a human being, which, is ludicrous, but gives him the out to deny evolution is real. Get it?

“They were debating Senate Bill 374, aimed to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, which requires the teaching of creationism along with evolution in public schools,” Gawker notes, adding:

It failed in committee.

Of course it did.

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{ 3 comments }

James_M_Martin January 24, 2013 at 12:46 am

Being myself an e coli, I resent the senator's remarks. He has not evolved.

GaelicWench January 24, 2013 at 9:30 am

Hmmmmm….the powerful and most omnipotent? *snicker* Might as well go to the top and say you're dengue or ebola or……well, there was a "Typhoid Mary." Wait! Is that a type of bacteria? Rhetorical.

People like that truly scare me….

James_M_Martin January 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Yes, Typhoidus Marianis, I know that germ well.

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