Darwin Gets 4K Write-Ins vs. Creationist Lawmaker
Georgia congressman Paul Broun gets symbolic opposition
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 8, 2012 6:09 PM CST
This photo from 1878 provided by the Granger Collection shows English naturalist Charles Darwin.   (AP Photo/The Granger Collection, File)

(Newser) – Charles Darwin earned almost 4,000 write-in votes in one Georgia county against a congressman who denounced evolution and other scientific theories as "lies straight from the pit of hell." The symbolic votes in Athens-Clarke County on Tuesday were against Republican Rep. Paul Broun, who was running unopposed. (He beat Darwin by about 13,000 votes in the county, reports the Athens Banner-Herald.) Broun gave a speech to a church group in September lambasting evolution, embryology, and the Big Bang theory.

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reallybig
Nov 9, 2012 10:24 AM CST
Truthfully --- I hope Darwin and those who teach Darwinism rot in hell for eternity. --- I can see it now. --- Darwin waking up in hell and saying, "Damn I was wrong, and God can't you forgive me?" --- Life on earth is short, whereas HELL is everlasting. ------- REALLY
truesoy
Nov 9, 2012 7:45 AM CST
I often wonder whether religion actually 'dumb down' people, and my answer often is, yes, religion has a tendency to dumb down people, but why it happens is a question with a more complicated answer, I think. Sincerely, Truesoy
RossR
Nov 9, 2012 7:39 AM CST
Evolution is the tool kit that God used to create man. I bet that concept will confuse some small minds...