The Missouri Republican Senate candidate who asserted that women could not get pregnant through “legitimate rape” shared some more wisdom with a tea party group on Thursday, telling them that evolution was not “a matter of science” because “all of the different things that have to be lined up” to create life.

“I’ve taken a look at both sides of the thing and it seems to me that evolution takes a tremendous amount of faith,” Rep. Todd Akin said in audio of the event obtained by Think Progress. “To have all of the sudden all the different things that have to be lined up to create something as sophisticated as life, it takes a lot of faith.”

“I don’t see it as even a matter of science because I don’t know that you can prove one or the other,” he explained. That’s one of those things. We can talk about theology and all of those other things but I’m basically concerned about, you’ve got a choice between [Democratic Sen.] Claire McCaskill and myself.”

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), who sits on the House science committee (WTF!) with Akin, recently said that evolution and other scientific theories were “lies straight from the pit of hell.”

Hear the audio: Akin: Evolution is not ‘a matter of science’ | The Raw Story.

4 thoughts on “Akin Shuts That Whole Reason Thing Down: Evolution is not ‘a matter of science’

  1. Bill Maher on Real Time suggested the committee be renamed the “War on Science Committtee.” Just when you think our leaders cannot go any lower, the Akin-Broun show appear. Is there anything out there like the Darwin awards for legislators who have history of inane remarks? It would be like being on the BBB bad list – don’t hire these people to do services for you. Maybe Angie’s List can expand to include such a listing. Just a thought. BTG

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