Canada’s Minister of Science is Creationist?

During the American federal election, the joke around my office in Michigan was  “now that Canada is on its third conservative administration, are American conservatives threatening to move to Canada if Obama wins?”.

This doesn’t feel so funny:

“Canada’s science minister, the man at the centre of the controversy over federal funding cuts to researchers, won’t say if he believes in evolution.

“I’m not going to answer that question. I am a Christian, and I don’t think anybody asking a question about my religion is appropriate,” Gary Goodyear, the federal Minister of State for Science and Technology, said in an interview with The Globe and Mail.”

Minister won’t confirm belief in evolution, Globe and Mail

The article notes that Goodyear is a chiropractor, possibly the least scientific of scientific-aspiring professions.

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