That video takes less than a minute to watch. It’s Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in a typically crazed moment, claiming that “hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel prizes, believe in intelligent design.”
In our frequently-updated post, Which 2012 Presidential Challengers Are Creationists?, we’ve mentioned almost all of the likely Republican candidates, but we haven’t bothered with Bachmann. That’s because everyone already knows where she stands. Nevertheless, it’s time we paid some attention to her because she’s probably going to get into the race for the GOP nomination.
That video was from 2006. Do you recall anyone challenging her on what she said? Bloggers did, although that was before your Curmudgeon got started, so we missed the fun. But a candidate can ignore bloggers, especially when the moment of madness in question was almost five years ago.
Well, dear reader, Bachmann is being challenged again — big time. Who’s doing it? It’s Louisiana’s own Zachary Kopplin, the Baton Rouge Magnet High School senior who started the Campaign to Repeal Louisiana’s Creationism Law back in February.
After only two months, Zack was able to report that his campaign had lined up 41 Nobel Laureates for Repeal. (That number is now up to 43.)
Think for a second. Zack has Nobel Prize winners backing his repeal campaign. Bachmann claimed she had Nobel Prize winners supporting creationism. Duh! Why didn’t it occur to anyone to do what is now so obvious in retrospect?
We didn’t think of it, but Zack has connected the dots. Now his repeal website has this new post: 17 Year Old to Michele Bachmann: Show Me Your Nobel Laureate Scientists. We’ll give you just one excerpt, knowing that you’re going to visit Zack’s website to read it all:
I’m a 17 year old from Louisiana, and I’m calling Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s bluff when it comes to creationism and Nobel Laureate scientists.
Congresswoman Bachmann, I see your “hundreds” of scientists, and raise you millions of scientists. For the next hand, I raise you 43 Nobel Laureate scientists. That’s right: 43 Nobel Laureate scientists have endorsed our effort to repeal Louisiana’s creationism law.
Okay, Michele, it’s your move now. Show us what you got.
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