Sunday, April 05, 2009

Lunney is a loonie ...

Con MP Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, startled everyone two weeks ago with his peculiar Lamarckian view of evolution:
"We are evolving every year, every decade,” Mr. Goodyear said on the television program. “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."
Canadian Alliance/Con MP for Nanaimo-Alberni James Lunney was deeply offended at the subsequent derision heaped on his fellow chiropractor and gave him a rousing defence in the HoC on Thursday :
"Any scientist who declares that the theory of evolution is a fact has already abandoned the foundations of science. For science establishes fact through the study of things observable and reproducible. Since origins can neither be reproduced nor observed, they remain the realm of hypothesis. ... I am prepared to believe that Darwin would be willing to re-examine his assumptions. The evolutionists may disagree, but neither can produce Darwin as a witness to prove his point."
Ooooh, smackdown!
Naturally, the creationists will be producing God to prove their point any day now.
No Word yet on God's opinion of how high heels and cement fit into it.


Paul said...

I'm glad the Cons aren't letting this one die. It's a source of great amusement for me. Evolution in high heels, indeed.

Alison said...

Evolution in high heels! Damn. Wish I'd thought of that ;-)

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