Canadian Science Minister fail
As some of you may have heard, the Canadian Science Minister, Gary Goodyear, is an idiot. I mean this of course in the most literal sense. He was asked a few days ago whether or not he believed in evolution. At first, he refused to answer the question, but after being pressured by the PM’s office, he came back with “of course I believe in evolution”. Well, here’s what his interpretation of it is:
I do believe that just because you can’t see it under a microscope doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It could mean we don’t have a powerful enough microscope yet. So I’m not fussy on this business that we already know everything. … I think we need to recognize that we don’t know…
We are evolving every year, every decade. That’s a fact, whether it is to the intensity of the sun, whether it is to, as a chiropractor, walking on cement versus anything else, whether it is running shoes or high heels, of course we are evolving to our environment.
Mr. Goodyear seems to be under the impression human beings are physically adapting to their environment in some crazy Lamarckian way. It’s like thinking in cold weather, you’ll grow long and luxurious fur to stay alive and pass it on to your offspring. It’s not how evolution works at all. Also, I have no idea how he thinks we observe it, but the power of your microscope doesn’t give you a better idea of what is going on. Might as well have said “I don’t know how many beakers you need to do science, but hopefully we have enough”.
This is why I hate when conservatives get in power. They put retarded sycophants in charge of science departments who have no understanding and appreciation of science beyond the types of technology it can produce. You can also see what a liar this man is, as he obviously does not believe in evolution, but considers his position far too luxurious to leave. He’ll lie through his teeth, but that doesn’t mean I have to believe him.
Someone of his extremely limited intelligence doesn’t belong in such an important position. He needs to be fired immediately. He was asked an important question about science, and he couldn’t even get it right. In my opinion, that should be reason enough to lose it.