Calgary school science lesson that deemed God ‘the Greatest Scientist’ prompts call for minister probe

Alberta’s education minister is being called on to investigate the curriculum being taught at a city private school after a report card surfaced online that stated kids were taught in a science class that God was behind the patterns of sunrises and sunsets as well as the phases of the moon.

Metro has confirmed with the family whose elementary-aged child received the report card that it was written by a teacher at Glenmore Christian Academy. They requested that the child’s identity be withheld, but granted permission to inquire and publish the portion of the report card in question.

It reads, “Our year began with an introduction to ‘What is Science?’ and a focus on God, our Creator and the Greatest Scientist of all. As the year progresses, we are looking for evidence of God’s intelligence in creation. We noted an example of God’s organization in creation, as we followed the patterns of sunrises & sunsets and the phases of the moon. Our class verse is Romans 1:20.”

The report card summation stirred buzz when it was posted to Twitter over the weekend and Kent Hehr, Alberta Liberal education critic, said what was taught to the kids “Clearly is not part of the Alberta curriculum.”

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Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
The hamlet is named for the nearby Lake Louise, which in turn was named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, and the wife of John Campbell, the 9th Duke of Argyll, who was the Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883.

The hamlet was originally called Laggan, and was a station along the Canadian Pacific Railway route. It was built in 1890.[4] The rail station building was preserved and moved into Heritage Park in Calgary.

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Police seek help in case of missing Calgary woman

Calgary police are asking for help from the public in locating a young woman who has been missing since last month.

Shannon Burgess, 25, has not been seen since Nov. 27 at her home in the 1900 block of Spiller Road S.E.

Burgess was reported missing on Dec. 1 after failing to show up for a family event the day before.

Police say there are no indications of foul play, but that her disappearance is out of character.

Burgess is white with red hair and green eyes, and wears glasses. She is five feet six and weighs about 130 pounds.

She frequently travels to Edmonton to visit friends and for work as a performance artist and stand-up comedian.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers.