So much for the smart economy.
Conor Lenihan, Minister of State for Science, is launching a book written by his friend that accuses evolution of being a hoax.
No. You didn’t read this wrong. Our junior minister with responsibility for science, is endorsing a book written by somebody who thinks science is nonsense.
It wasn’t enough that his brother, our finance mninister, decided economics is rubbish. It wasn’t enough that his auntie, Mary O’Rourke, thought it was a good idea to give our communications network to an asset stripper.
We now have the entire family rejecting rational thought.
What next from the Lenihan family? What next from Fianna Fáil?
Sun orbits Earth, Shock??
What do you think of that? I know that being a junior minister means nothing at all, but still, what about the optics? Is Conor the biggest fool — in a long line of fools — ever to hold public office in this country?
The author is John J May, a religious fundamentalist idiot whose website describes evolution as
|“A Hoax” “A Joke”|
|“A Fantasy” “An Impossibility”|
|“A Fairytale For Adults”|
|“The greatest deceit in the history of science”|
Nice going, Minister Conor.
What’s the next target? Gravity?
I don’t wish to be in any way small-minded when I say this, and for once I’d like to get away from politics and focus on the sheer, dangerous stupidity of Conor’s actions. I’d like to point out that supporting this empty-headed attack on science is also an attack on the thing that brought effective treatment to his own brother and his father before him.
In breaking news, the minister for health denies there’s such a thing as heart disease, the minister for communications says television doesn’t exist and the minister for transport urges greater efforts in horse-breeding.
What a fool.
Imagine putting this dimwit in charge of anything to do with science.