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  •  I fail to understand how a physican - Broun (7+ / 0-)

    can deny science when (I hope) everything he practices, or practiced, is based on science, evolution theory and physics. If the sceintific method works for developing drugs and other treatments, why would it not work for understanding other aspects of our world?  I wonder if he "believes in" genetics? Did they just start about 9,000 years ago and evolve from there?

    I know there are others like him -Akin- but how can any educated person in America not be appalled by the ignorance and audacity of this fool.

    "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats ..." - Kenneth Grahame -

    by RonK on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 11:30:43 AM PDT

    •  I was also stunned, RonK. (7+ / 0-)

      I saw the headline when I was scanning the news yesterday and I thought "Oh, another crazy Akinite". Then when I read that he is actually a physician and has taken science courses and still denies that the earth is more than 9,000 years old: Holy Sh*t!

      Some folks seem to believe that the bible demands to be taken literally or else you will end up in a "Pit of Hell". Many people who are religious have found ways to accept science as well. What is really sad is that these guys have positions of power in our government.

      Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

      by JanF on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 12:24:23 PM PDT

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      •  There certainly seem (6+ / 0-)

        to be an inordinate number of physicians who believe crazy shit. Tom Coburn and Rand Paul come to mind.

        I used to have a boyfriend with a PhD in molecular biology, and he had nothing but disdain for MDs, whom he regarded as little more than technicians, rather like auto mechanics. I was quite surprised to hear that point of view, but apparently for some of them, it's quite valid. (It's possible that his residence in Kansas had poisoned his attitude, but then, it's possible he was just being him. He's a brilliant, brilliant guy, and I don't say that lightly, but what a pain in the ass.)


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        by belinda ridgewood on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 03:09:59 PM PDT

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        •  This attitude toward physicians among (1+ / 0-)
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          chemists and biologists is rather common and in too many cases deserved.

          "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats ..." - Kenneth Grahame -

          by RonK on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 10:59:24 AM PDT

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