Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Einstein the Creationist

This is what happens when we elect the virulently ignorant to public office. They say stupid shit like this, from a Tennessee legislator in favor of a bill that would allow the teaching of creationism in public schools:

I think that if there’s one thing that everyone in this room could agree on, that would be that Albert Einstein was a critical thinker. He was a scientist. I think that we probably could agree that Albert Einstein was smarter than any of our science teachers in our high schools or colleges. And Albert Einstein said that a little knowledge would turn your head toward atheism, while a broader knowledge would turn your head toward Christianity.

Einstein, of course, never said anything even remotely like that.