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Science minister won't say if he believes in evolution

Conservative Science Minister Gary Goodyear set off a flap on Monday night when he refused to discuss his views on evolution. Goodyear cited his Christian beliefs as the reason for his reticence.

As quoted in an interview with the Globe and Mail, Goodyear said: "I'm not going to answer that question. I am a Christian, and I don't think anybody asking a question about my religion is appropriate."

The story also reported shocked responses from scientists. Meanwhile, Macleans blogger Kady O'Malley wondered why Goodyear allowed himself to get into such an interview.

Other bloggers labelled Goodyear a "Flat Earther" and "Mr. Science."

The Star this morning reported the Conservatives down to 35 percent in the polls, but still leading the Liberals.

The Star also reported the discovery of a carnivorous dinosaur only about half the size of a domestic cat. Hesperonychus elizabethae evidently flourished in southern Alberta 75 million years ago.

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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