Letter: M.D. in House should leave field of medicine
First Published Oct 16 2013 01:01 am • Last Updated Oct 16 2013 01:01 am
A physician who sits on the House Science Committee, Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia, a physician, insists the Earth is 9,000 years old; says "all that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory ... is lies straight from the pit of hell." On the House floor, he referred to the Civil War as the "Great War of Yankee Aggression." He is seeking to join the Senate in 2014. Really?? Embryology??
An M.D. who disavows his training should be required to submit original research supporting his claims, be retrained or have his license revoked.
Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account. See more about comments here.