Action Item: Speak up in defence of Minister Goodyear



March 17, 2009

ARPA Note: The attitude conveyed in the article below is shocking and requires a response. Please write a letter to the editor of the Globe and Mail and other papers that are covering this story. Speak up in defense of the legitimate role of religion in science and politics. For one example, check out Jonathan Kay’s article here.

Minister won’t confirm belief in evolution: Researchers aghast that key figure in funding controversy invokes religion in science discussion [ANNE MCILROY – Globe and Mail, March 17, 2009]

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. [Continue reading this story here.]

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