Southern Lawmakers Accuse Jews of Inventing Evolution, Big Bang, Heliocentrism

| Fri Feb. 16, 2007 12:00 PM PST

In the mid-1500's Copernicus developed the modern version of heliocentrism, the idea that the sun (and not the earth) is the center of the solar system. Well, these folks believe that Copernicus (or should I say, Coperniberg) and the continued insistence to this very day that the Earth is not a fixed object are part of a "centuries-old conspiracy" composed of Jewish physicists set on destroying Christianity.

Ancient India, Greece, and Persia all suspected that the Earth revolved around the sun, and not vice versa. Clearly, those places were overrun by Jews. Oy vey.

PS - I suppose there are worse things to be accused of than inventing some of science's most fundamental concepts. Like being insane, or worse yet, being dim enough to willingly select insane, bigoted people to govern you.

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