This video — Crazed Senatorial Questioning — is only one minute long, but it’s definitely worth a look. We would have embedded it, but the visible title is inappropriate for this blog. When you click on the link you won’t see it.
A retired biology teacher spoke for repeal, and she was interrogated by some creationist who was probably a member of the legislature. He asked her for an experiment that “proves” evolution. She talked about the fossil record, and how evolution predicts the types of fossils that will be found at each level, and then she mentioned an experiment involving generations of E. coli, in which some evolved to be able to digest various substances introduced into their isolated environments. The guy questioning her asked if they had evolved into a human or remained bacteria. Brilliant!
The genius questioning the pro-evolution witness is Senator Mike Walsworth. That’s his page at the legislature’s website. Wikipedia has an entry for him: Mike Walsworth, and it mentions the magic moment displayed in the video:
As a science teacher described Richard Lenski’s decades-long study with E. coli bacteria which froze some and allowed others to evolve, Senator Walsworth asked whether any of them evolved into human beings.
There’s nothing new here, but it’s a slow news weekend, and this is just too crazy to ignore.
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