This video is from nine months ago, but for some reason it’s just now getting publicity. It happened during last year’s unsuccessful attempt by Zack Kopplin to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, about which we wrote Louisiana Creationism Repeal: The Full Story.
A science teacher was testifying before a committee of Louisiana legislators and attempting to patiently explain to them that yes, there really is evidence for evolution. She started to describe the work of Richard Lenski (which you can read about at PhysOrg: Genomics analysis demonstrates natural selection at work) involving more than more than 56,000 generations of E. coli evolution.
Then she was interrupted by state senator Mike Walsworth, who — in a truly dazzling display of idiocy — asked if the E. coli had evolved into a person. Really, that’s what he asked.
Here’s his page at the legislature’s website: Senator Mike Walsworth. Except for being a legislator, he seems to be unemployed because the biographical information there says only: “Mike is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University and is a member of the Jackson Street Church of Christ, where he serves as song leader.
The video runs for only a minute. It’s worth the time to see how incredibly ignorant these people really are.
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