House Science Committee: Remove Rep. Paul Broun
  • Petitioned The House Science Committee

This petition was delivered to:

US House of Representatives - Ralph M. Hall, Chairman of the Committee
The House Science Committee
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Eddie Johnson
Rep. Ralph Hall

House Science Committee: Remove Rep. Paul Broun

    1. John Snyder
    2. Petition by

      John Snyder

      Fresno, CA

Rep. Paul Broun publically and vocally has stated that he does not agree with the most basic tenets of scientific process and critical thought. He is incompetent scientifically and damages the Committee and its purpose with his presence.

We the undersigned respectfully request Rep. Broun's removal from the committee immediately. 


“All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell... And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”

-Paul Broun, Republican Member of the House Science Committee

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 75,000 signatures
    2. 44,733

      John Snyder
      Petition Organizer

      That's how many signatures we have at the time of this posting, and I know for a fact that when I hit Post and the page refreshes, there will be more than that. This is fantastic.

      The petition was mentioned today on Daily Kos and The Register UK. Let's see where else we can get noticed!

      Thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to sign and share. On to 50k!

    3. Reached 40,000 signatures
    4. Amazing

      John Snyder
      Petition Organizer

      The response to this petition over the weekend has simply amazed me. It feels great to know that there are so many fellow Americans out there who actually care about this issue. Guys, we went from under 500 signatures on Saturday night to almost 15,000 by this morning. AMAZING. This is all thanks to your efforts sharing the petition via social media, blogs, etc. This is all thanks to a LITTLE bit of work by a LOT of people who care about something.

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and let's keep it up. I promised that if we got over 10k signatures, I would contact Rep Hall's office and send him a printout, so when we hit a plateau, that's what's up next. But things aren't slowing down - over 6k signatures have been in the last hour!

      The more people we have, the more Rep Hall will listen to what we're saying. Keep that social media barrage going, and again, THANK YOU ALL for the time you've taken to help this thing get moving.

    5. Reached 15,000 signatures
    6. Science matters for America

      John Snyder
      Petition Organizer

      I want to thank everyone who has signed this petition, and ask you over this weekend to share the fact that you signed it via Facebook or twitter, or whatever social media you use. This has resonated with people more than I thought it would. People like you and me, who are tired of religious fundamentalists co-opting science and education in this country. Facts matter. Critical thinking matters.

      Spread the word to you friends and family. Let's get a thousand signatures on this thing.

    7. Reached 100 signatures



    Oct 07, 2012

    RT @johnstepper: petition to oust anti-science member of House Science Comm is at 1350+ signatures ...

    Tim O'Reilly

    Reasons for signing

    • Sean Condon MILLVILLE, MA
      • 9 months ago

      This man is not competent to have that position.

    • Ron Norvell PRAIRIE GROVE, AR
      • 9 months ago

      Paul Brown is a sophist, anti-intellectual who is merely a political opportunist.

    • David Tomb SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 9 months ago

      Paul Broun is not qualified to be on the House Science Committee.

    • Patrick McWeeny MIAMI, FL
      • 9 months ago

      The science committee is a JOKE...

      can we get some actual scientist on this committee?? or at least someone who doesn't deny facts???

    • Deborah Bertoli OYSTER BAY, NY
      • 9 months ago

      A completely inappropriate representative


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