3.17.2009

a science minister that ignores science? where am i?

I don't have time and mental space to voice my incredulity over this, so I'll just link to a few who can express it for me.

Dave at The Galloping Beaver: Gary Goodyear - Flat earther.

Impolitical: Tell us more, Mr Science.

Accidental Deliberations: In fairness....

There's a whole bunch more, but these are the best I've run into.

The Harper Conservatives can only share the blame. They're doing what they do, being who they are. What are the Liberals doing?

9 comments:

M@ said...

Oh, I'm just so sad to be out of that guy's riding.

L-girl said...

That was your MP before you moved??

M@ said...

Yup. I was writing to him from the very day he arrived in office, to urge him to support same-sex marriage.

I was very disappointed to see him elected with an even greater share of the vote in the last election.

James said...

This story is all over the US science blogs... Usually with an undercurrent of "C'mon, Canada, you're supposed to be better than us at this stuff..."

L-girl said...

I was very disappointed to see him elected with an even greater share of the vote in the last election.

The last election was disappointing on so many levels.

This story is all over the US science blogs... Usually with an undercurrent of "C'mon, Canada, you're supposed to be better than us at this stuff...

It fits right in with the "US advances while Canada slips back" theme of so many Canadian bloggers.

JakeNCC said...

I saw this in the Globe last night and I almost fell out. So embarassing on so many levels. We're supposed to be the "enlightened" part of North America. How did this ( Harper ) happen to us? It's not like the country didn't know he's a right wing zealot. He's never hidden that.

John F said...

It fits right in with the "US advances while Canada slips back" theme of so many Canadian bloggers.

We slipped back under Mulroney too. It just got less international attention.

Now that I think of it, Harper & Co. actually make me feel nostalgia for the Mulroney government. That has to be a sign of the apocalypse.

Anyway, we'll come back. Ignatieff is not my first choice for PM, but I'll bet he accepts evolution as a fact.

L-girl said...

Anyway, we'll come back. Ignatieff is not my first choice for PM, but I'll bet he accepts evolution as a fact.

I know Canada will come back. And remember, I don't think the US is advancing all that much.

"Canada moves backward while the US moves forward" is s a common mode of thought, but not one I share.

redsock said...

Now that I think of it, Harper & Co. actually make me feel nostalgia for the Mulroney government. That has to be a sign of the apocalypse.

More than once we said Bush/Cheney made Reagan look benign. Which previously I would not have thought possible.

Then again, Clinton pulled some shit that even Reagan/Bush didn't dare try.