Another one of those; Gary Chism is an insurance salesman who works tirelessly to promote creationism in the state of Mississippi. He is also a State Representative - guess which party. Notable for wanting to put a disclaimer on all school textbooks touching on the topic of evolution to point out that evolution is just a theory. The debacle is reported on here, here, and here.
Chism claims – of course – that creationism is just as scientifically respectable as evolution (and not just a religious dogma), as illustrated by the following brilliant argument by cases: "Either you believe in the Genesis story, or you believe that a fish walked on the ground".
Also famous for his campaign to cover up an anatomically correct statue of a stallion outside a strip club in rural Mississippi.
Diagnosis: Scientifically illiterate moron, Taliban-style religious fundamentalist with absolutely no grasp of critical thinking, reason or sanity. Impact unknown, but he hasn’t had much success with his creationism bills (more so with the strippers).
Friday, October 8, 2010
#71: Gary Chism
Labels: anti-science, creationism, education, evolution, Family Values, liars for Jesus, Mississippi, politics, religious fundamentalism
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Fish walking on the ground, I believe it.ReplyDelete