Lenihan should be brought to book
Published 15/09/2010 | 05:00
Just when we thought Irish politics couldn't sink any lower, Science Minister Conor Lenihan decided to launch a new book this week for a close friend and constituent that describes Darwinian evolution as "a scientific hoax".
Mr Lenihan assured the public he was not attending as the Minister of State, oh no, merely as the TD for his constituency -- but either way this is unacceptable.
Mr Lenihan is the Minister of State for Science, so by promoting such obvious untruths, ignorance and pseudo-science is blatantly contradicting his ministerial position, and is therefore complicit in an attack by the Government on both scientists and science education.