From the Daily Mail
One of the frontrunners in the race to replace Arlene Foster as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party is a creationist who believes the world is 6,000 years old.
Edwin Poots, Stormont’s current Agriculture Minister, said in 2007 that he believes the earth dates back to 4000 BC.
He also hit out at scientists who he claimed wanted to ‘indoctrinate everyone’ with the theory of evolution.
Sure, all the evidence is that he’s wrong about this. But does it really matter? If you think it’s 4000 or 4 billion years, what’s the effect on the price of fish?
Why is this such an issue, but no-one has a good snigger at politicians who think jobs are a benefit rather than a cost? Or fiddling with mortgage deposits, supposedly in the name of helping people get a home of their own, which won’t work? Or bidding for the Olympic games. These are as easy to prove wrong, and have an effect on people’s lives.