The Governor General’s Hubris and Anti-Intellectualism

Posted November 9, 2017 2:56 am by Scott Ventureyra

On November 1, Governor General (GG) Julie Payette was a keynote speaker at the Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa.  She touched upon a variety of issues including climate change, horoscopes, the origin of life, alternative medicine and divine “intervention.”  In this piece I would like to focus on her comments regarding religion and science, where she stated that: “And we are still debating and still questioning whether life was a divine intervention or whether it was coming out of a natural process let alone, oh my goodness, a random process.”  She also suggests that such beliefs, among others, should


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