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Irish science minister won't launch anti-evolution book

Postby ukantic » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:51 am

An invitaion to the Republic's science minister to a launch a book which claims to expose the "fiction of evolution" has been withdrawn.

Conor Lenihan had agreed to launch the book as a favour to a friend and constituent.

The minister's decision to launch the book, The Origin of Specious Nonsense, by John May, caused consternation in the Republic's scientific and academic community.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11298533
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Re: Irish science minister won't launch anti-evolution book

Postby Roger Stanyard » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:23 pm

ukantic wrote:
An invitaion to the Republic's science minister to a launch a book which claims to expose the "fiction of evolution" has been withdrawn.

Conor Lenihan had agreed to launch the book as a favour to a friend and constituent.

The minister's decision to launch the book, The Origin of Specious Nonsense, by John May, caused consternation in the Republic's scientific and academic community.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11298533


The whole business is quite entertaining. The book author is is an eccentric builder (roofing contractor) who apppears to have left school at 14 and never got a qualification in his life. He also appears not to believe in religion.

Lenihan has taken some stick over the affair but it seems to me that he's actually quite a bright spark and this is only a minor failing of judgement. Still, there are Lenihans all over the place in Irish politics so Irish people may take a more jaundiced view.

The book is also self published so it's hardly got much credibility in the first place.
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