Rep. Brad Sherman: Not Since Galileo “Have Science Deniers Had Such Powerful Friends”

Brad Sherman

Last Saturday was Earth Day, and tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of people across this country had to march in favor of science because, not since Galileo was condemned by the Inquisition for asserting that the Earth orbits the Sun, not since Galileo was condemned by the Inquisition have science deniers had such powerful friends.

— Brad Sherman (D–CA)

Confronting Trump on Anti-Science Agenda and Taxes, House Floor, April 25, 2017

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