Monday, November 27, 2006
Creationism in British Schools
It seems truth in science want children to debate intelligent design alongside Darwin's theory of evolution. I've had a look at the website and it has the air of "We can't possibly be descended from chimps". They have also sent out creationist teaching materials to schools. Now i'm all for open debate, but the evidence for Evolution is far stronger than the evidence for intelligent design aka creationism. I am scientifically trained and to me truth in science are not following the scientific method, which is evidence based. They are instead picking apart the weak spots of Darwin's theory and not even attempting to take on Darwin's later researches while he was finding the evidence for his theory. To be frank i find the idea of creationism quite silly. Indeed for all the creationists know, Evolution could be what their god put in place to sustain life on planet earth. Let us test Darwin, teacher says Truth in science And in other intresting news, Richard Dawkins is setting up his own charity to flood schools with anti religious literature. Which is quite amusing. Though more than likely it's just Dawkin's way of staying in the public eye. People should be free to pursue religious beliefs. However they should also be tolerant of science, which has done a lot of good things for human kind. I am aware that not all science is used for good. However as with anything in life, people will abuse progress for their own ends. Be it religious or scientific progress.