Gary Goodyear is Canada’s science minister who couldn’t give a straight answer when asked if he believed in evolution. In other words, he’s probably hiding his Creationist beliefs — which means Canada’s science minister may not accept science.
Dan Gardner of The Ottawa Citizen satirically defends Goodyear:
I believe the earth has existed for precisely 3,213 years, five months, seven days, and four hours…
I further believe that scientific evidence to the contrary — geology, biology, and a couple of other “-ogies” — is uncertain, inconclusive, hypothetical, epistemological, scatological, or phantasmagorical. As these polysyllabic words plainly demonstrate, I am an expert. Plus, I’m a trained chiropractor. And I’m really big on natural health products. So I’m a physician, a scientist, and a guy who uses very long words. I believe I have earned your respect.
So many people are intolerant and hateful toward people whose views are not their own. Just look at what Gary Goodyear went through.
Goodyear is the minister of state for science and technology. He’s also a chiropractor, so he’s practically a scientist himself.
It’s an entertaining piece 🙂
This is a serious problem, though. Canadians should be demanding that their news sources get the real story from Goodyear. Does he accept evolution? Does he believe humans evolved over billions of years? Does he accept that Creationism has no basis in Science?
(Thanks to AxeGrrl for the link!)