Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Circling Trolls or the Forces of Reason

A Canadian member of parliament, James Lunney, is leaving the Conservative Party because he really wants his freedom of religion to be unrestricted.  What does that mean?  Apparently, he wants to talk about evolution or something.

It seems to be the case that he fears that his Christianity is being repressed by a party that represents the right part of the Canadian political spectrum.  Boo freaking hoo!

I tweeted thusly:
 If the poor MP thinks he will get flak for criticizing that which science has proven quite well--evolution is a fact and there are theories that vary in how well they explain that fact--then he is right.  Given that we live in a time where the forces of anti-science are creating public bads--measles outbreaks--we need to be clear that the facts are the facts, and you can have your opinions about them.  But if you are a politician, be prepared to suffer the slings and arrows of outraged reason.

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