Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, the man behind the “legitimate rape” comment, has taken his expertise to science, specifically evolution. Akin must be speaking the truth, right? After all, he is on the House Science and Technology Committee.
It would seem logical to appoint someone who knows science to the Science and Technology Committee. Unfortunately, that is not the way things work in Washington, D.C., so Akin remains on the committee as a fountain of ignorance. Here is Akin’s comment about all the “theoretical stuff” like evolution:
“Well, I’ve taken a look at both sides of the thing. And it seems to me that evolution takes a tremendous amount of faith. To have all of a sudden all of 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 as a matter of science, because I don’t know if you can prove one or the other.
“So, that’s one of those things — you know, we can talk about theology, and all kinds of science things, but I’m basically concerned about, you’ve got a choice between Claire McCaskill and myself. My job is to make the thing there. If you want to do theoretical stuff, we can do that, but I think I better stay on topic.”