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House Science Member Says Earth Is 9,000 Years Old


The earth is about 9,000 years old, according to U.S. House Representative Paul Broun, who is also a physician and member of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology of the House of Representatives. "There are a lot of scientific data that I've found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young earth, " Broun said in a videotape of the Sportsmen's Banquet held on September 27 at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Georgia. "I don't believe that the earth is but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them."

2012 Paul Broun Testimony (Start at 34 minute, 48 second mark)

The video was uploaded to Youtube on Oct 4 by and also appears on the Liberty Baptist Church website. I learned about it from reading a post at Talking Points Memo.

Full disclosure: I believe in God, attend church regularly--Presbyterian Church (USA), for the record--and accept evolution, embryology and the Big Bang.

Update (Oct. 7, 2012): Looks like Liberty Baptist Church removed the video from Youtube. Here is a clip from The Bridge Project, which originally called TPM's attention to Broun's remarks.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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