Mike Beard, a Republican state representative from Minnesota, recently argued that coal mining should resume in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, in part because he believes God has created an earth that will provide unlimited natural resources.
“God is not capricious. He’s given us a creation that is dynamically stable,” Beard told MinnPost. “We are not going to run out of anything.”
“It is the height of hubris to think we could [destroy the earth],” Beard told MinnPost, before saying that even devastating nuclear events shouldn’t cast doubt on his theory that the earth can always be repaired.