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#1 dudeone

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

Charles Darwin earns 4,000 write-in votes against creationist Ga. congressman

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By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, November 8, 5:24 PM


ATHENS, Ga. — Charles Darwin earned almost 4,000 write-in votes against a Georgia congressman who denounced evolution and other scientific theories as “lies straight from the pit of hell.”


The symbolic votes in Athens-Clarke County were a small percentage of more than 209,000 votes won by Republican Rep. Paul Broun in his unopposed re-election Tuesday.


The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bitly.com/XnDtgG) that write-in totals weren’t immediately available for the other 24 counties in his district.



Broun gave a speech to a church group on Sept. 27 lambasting evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory. Critics urged voters to write in the 19th-century British naturalist who is considered the father of evolution.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

Creationism: Lies straight from the pit of Mother Goose....
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

Is there an award for breeding threads?
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

Which thread will survive?
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

Which thread will survive?


This one.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

Someone was really eager to break this jaw-dropping news.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

What's up with the congressman?

"Broun gave a speech to a church group on Sept. 27 lambasting evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory."

I can understand what a creationist might be uncomfortable with evolution but why bring embryology and the BBT into it? Those blasted embryos :P
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

Charles Darwin earns 4,000 write-in votes against creationist Ga. congressman

http://www.washingto...c486_story.html

By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, November 8, 5:24 PM


ATHENS, Ga. — Charles Darwin earned almost 4,000 write-in votes against a Georgia congressman who denounced evolution and other scientific theories as “lies straight from the pit of hell.”


The symbolic votes in Athens-Clarke County were a small percentage of more than 209,000 votes won by Republican Rep. Paul Broun in his unopposed re-election Tuesday.


The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bitly.com/XnDtgG) that write-in totals weren’t immediately available for the other 24 counties in his district.



Broun gave a speech to a church group on Sept. 27 lambasting evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory. Critics urged voters to write in the 19th-century British naturalist who is considered the father of evolution.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

Survival of the fittest - this thread.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

What's up with the congressman?

"Broun gave a speech to a church group on Sept. 27 lambasting evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory."

I can understand what a creationist might be uncomfortable with evolution but why bring embryology and the BBT into it? Those blasted embryos :P

He's trying very hard to court the "uneducated" vote.

As for the symbolic votes.. now that's a waste of vote, since Darwin is not an eligible write-in candidate.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

He's trying very hard to court the "uneducated" vote.

As for the symbolic votes.. now that's a waste of vote, since Darwin is not an eligible write-in candidate.


He was unopposed. It would be different if he was running against a Dem. candidate and those write-in votes would have been the difference.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:42 AM

Science needs champions. The fact that a significant portion of the US population thinks the world is only 10,000 years old and created by God is disturbing.

Education and support in the media to show how the world works without the superstitious mumbo-jumbo would be a welcome change.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

Maybe one of those ultra-reasonable critics could've... Y'know... Ran against him?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

Maybe one of those ultra-reasonable critics could've... Y'know... Ran against him?

Yeah maybe. However, this is Georgia we're talking about. The could have run a shaved monkey (and probably have, at some point) and as long as it was running under the GOP banner, won in a landslide.
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