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Michael Beard, Minnesota State Representative, Thinks God Replaces Natural Resources After We Exhaust Them

Talking to the MinnPost, Minnesota State Representative Michael Beard let slip that he feels coal mining should resume in Minnesota because he believes God made an Earth that wouldn’t let its natural resources run out.

“God is not capricious. He’s given us a creation that is dynamically stable.

We are not going to run out of anything.”

It seems Representative Beard hasn’t ever played any kind of real-time strategy game, or, you know, hasn’t been paying attention to things like gas prices. I wonder if he considers the Ozone as something that is able to be depleted of which we’re not going to run out.

When discussing whether or not human beings have the power to ruin the Earth, Beard responded,

“It is the height of hubris to think we could.”

To be fair, the Republican representative does bring up a good point: Given what destruction befalls planet, life has always been able to adapt and survive. Granted, though, there hasn’t been a global extinction for quite a while, and on top of that, said global extinction didn’t involve humans. He seems to have meant well, but meaning well doesn’t make mining out the inside of Minnesota until there’s nothing left any better.

(MinnPost via The Huffington Post)

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