How do the Irish keep track of them all? They have more than two political parties, and yet they only have two middle fingers to raise up and wave at them. All I can say, though, is that if I were living in Northern Ireland, I wouldn’t be voting for the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which narrows the field a little. Look at the tripe they’re pushing on the schools now:
A DUP proposal that Lisburn Council should write to local secondary and grammar schools encouraging them to teach alternative theories to evolution is set to face stiff opposition when it is debated next week.
That sure sounds familiar: “alternative theories” is one of the mantras of the Discovery Institute, which then conveniently neglects to mention that none of the lies they’re peddling rises to the level of legitimacy of a theory. The DUP has an up-and-coming young wanker named Paul Givan to babble yet more familiar old nonsense.
The Corporate Services Committee agreed to a proposal by the DUP’s Paul Givan that they should contact all second level schools in the Lisburn City Council area “encouraging them to teach alternative theories to evolution as the origins of the earth, such as Creation and Intelligent Design.”
Mr Givan said: “I have never believed in the theory of evolution and, like many people, believe in the teaching of creation. I believe science points to creation but our schools are teaching a very narrow remit and many exclude alternative theories to evolution. I have asked the Council to write to local schools encouraging them to give equality of treatment to other theories of the origins of life and how the earth came into existence.”
Mr Givan believes science points to creation, yet his qualifications list only his degrees in Business Studies and, of course, his hobby of lying to children at a Sunday School. Perhaps that’s where he learned all of his science?
While the Irish newspapers might poke fun at our creationist idiots (deservedly, too), at least now we can poke back at Ireland’s own creationism problem, with representation in Northern Ireland’s largest political party.