We found this today in London’s Daily Mail, a British tabloid with an active comments feature (more than 650 for this article so far). Their headline is ‘I don’t believe in that so called science’: Marjorie Taylor Greene says she doesn’t ‘believe in evolution’ and is convinced COVID was made by China as a ‘bioweapon’. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene revealed she doesn’t ‘believe in evolution,’ [Hee hee!] and suggested COVID-19 was designed to be a bioweapon and leaked on purpose. [Who knows?] The Georgia representative made the comments earlier this week on the ‘Real America’s Voice’ podcast, hosted by Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist under President Donald Trump.
If you’re curious about this brilliant legislator, Wikipedia has an article on her: Marjorie Taylor Greene. This seems to be her first term in Congress, and she’s already wildly controversial. The tabloid quotes her:
‘I don’t believe in evolution,’ she told Bannon. ‘I believe in God.’
That makes sense! Then the tabloid tells us:
Greene and Bannon were discussing theories about the origin of COVID-19 when Greene pushed the theory that the virus had been created in a lab and released out into the public on purpose as a ‘bioweapon’.
Of course. If the virus couldn’t evolve, then it had to be designed. The news story continues:
Bannon asked Greene if she believed in gain-of-function research, medical research that alters diseases to study their spreadability to better predict emerging infectious diseases and to help develop vaccines. She said she does not buy that kind of research because that science is supported by the theory of evolution. ‘I don’t believe in that type of so-called science,’ Greene said.
Your Curmudgeon is confused by that — she seems to have contradicted herself. But it doesn’t matter. We know that you, dear reader, will clarify the situation for us. There’s more to the news story but it’s largely irrelevant to our interests, so we’ll quit here. Let us know what you think about this.
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