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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Science, Schmience...

Unbelievable!  Todd Akin was selected to serve on the House Science and Technology Committee.  This is the guy who is so famously ignorant of basic reproductive physiology that he thinks a  woman who is “legitimately” raped will be unlikely to become pregnant because “…the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”  His views are climate science are no more sophisticated, since he seems to understand climate change in terms of seasonal weather changes.  This is a bit like assigning Sarah Palin to the Foreign Relations Committee. 

Todd Akin’s got really strange views
Although now that is hardly news
But to forge an alliance
On the Committee of Science
This is the guy that they choose?

He’s out of his league by a lot
But they thought he should give it a shot.
He’s since become famous
As a daft ignoramus
About science he doesn’t know squat.

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