James Lunney v. Evolution (II)


The Nanaimo Daily News would like to speak with James Lunney.

Lunney’s brief speech contained references to controversial theories espoused by Robert V. Gentry, a creationist, Seventh-day Adventist Church member and nuclear physicist. Gentry concluded, after studying radiohalos, microscopic zones of damage found around radioactive crystals in rock, that the rock must have been formed in minutes, not the generally accepted millions of years. Gentry’s theory, discredited as pseudoscience by the mainstream scientific community, has spawned a new field of study for creationists who take the story of Genesis literally.

Lunney also made reference to plate tectonic and fossil evidence theories some Christians consider proof of creationism. He gave the speech in Ottawa at 2:10 p.m. Eastern Time but has been unavailable for comment since then, despite repeated calls.


James Lunney v. Evolution (II)

  1. I think I speak for all of us in saying that our hearts are with the good citizens of Nanaimo-Alberni, and their families, on this sad occasion.

    • Hmm.. the voters get what they vote for.. and sometimes, they pick the MP who reflects their thoughts. Who’s to say that riding (or at least, a plurality of it) don’t agree with their MP Lunney and his reflections? In that case, they wouldn’t accept your condolences.

      How do you think Cheryl Gallant gets repeatedly re-elected despite her crazy stuff she’s uttered?

      • There are good, sane people in Nanaimo-Alberni — it was my beloved grandmother’s old riding — and they are really the innocent victims of this MP. Of course, they are apparently not numerous enough to vote this idiot out, but that’s neither here nor there. But I am sure that a majority of Lunney’s own voters think this is baloney, assuming they notice; surely most of them are just voting CPC.

        • I’m sure most of the Nanaimo-Alberni voters won’t notice. This is Canada, after all. Nobody pays much attention to what their MPs are up to, unless their MPs happen to be:

          A) Party Leaders (actual or potential)
          B) Cabinet Ministers
          C) Involved in some kind of juciy scandal

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