Creationism… not again!
Creationism has raised its mendacious head yet again – and in the Royal Society!
Science and technology editor of The Observer, Robin McKie, reported in Creationism call divides Royal Society (September 14, 2008) that two Nobel prize winners – Sir Harry Kroto and Sir Richard Roberts – have demanded that the Royal Society sack its education director, Professor Michael Reiss. The call, backed by other senior Royal Society fellows, follows Reiss’s controversial claim last week that creationism be taught in schools’ science classes.
Reiss, an ordained Church of England minister, has since alleged he was misquoted. Nevertheless, several Royal Society fellows say his religious views make him an inappropriate choice for the post.
Zoologist Richard Dawkins, a Royal Society fellow, said: ‘A clergyman in charge of education for the country’s leading scientific organisation – it’s a Monty Python sketch.’
Would not our world be a much improved place if people who believe the nonsense of gods and devils would confine their idiotic statements to mosques, synagogues and churches!
Creationism is absolute bloody nonsense and children should never be encouraged to take it seriously. Nice story though! About a friendly god making things by speaking and using clay to make people. Then the amicable god gets pissed at the people for stealing his precious fruit and we have the panoptic world view of a “God” who allows the most horrible things to happen to his children he loves soooo much. Do tell the story in kindergarten, along with the great stories of Egyptian and Norse and Greek and Roman and other mythology. But don’t teach kids that they should take this drivel, this folderol, seriously!
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