Bad Astronomy

Creationism, eh?

Via PZ comes the news that Canada is quietly funding religious schools that teach creationism.

This is particularly bad in Alberta, it turns out. Amazingly (see if you can find a US paper that does this), the Calgary Herald has an excellent editorial lambasting creationism for the garbage it is.

As it happens, I am in Alberta right now, and as it also happens I will be speaking to hundreds of high school students. I believe am quite sure I will find myself, at some point, at what is called a teachable moment. If it doesn’t happen naturally, I may have to induce it.