Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) asked a crowd of school children, parents and teachers who thought that the world was millions of years old to hold up their hands. According the AP, most people held up their hands. He then asked how many thought the Earth was only a few thousand years old? State Rep. Roger Koopman (R-Bozeman) gamely held up his hand. Schweitzer later suggested that the legislature did not need "people who think the Earth is 4,000 years old."
An infuriated Koopman retorted that the Governor as a supporter of evolutionary biology and geology is "bigoted." I wonder how Koopman will react when the Governor suggests that the Earth is not flat and is not at the center of the universe?