November 6, 2008

SOMEBODY HIDE MR. DAWKINS'S GINSU SET:

Creationism should be taught as science, say 29% of teachers (James Randerson, November 7 2008, The Guardian)

Twenty-nine per cent of teachers believe that creationism and intelligent design should be taught as science, according to an online survey of attitudes to teaching evolution in the UK. Nearly 50% of the respondents said they believed that excluding alternatives to evolution was counter-productive and would alienate pupils from science.

The survey, by the website and TV station Teachers TV, also found strong support for the views of Prof Michael Reiss, the former director of education at the Royal Society, who resigned in September over comments about including creationism in science lessons.

Nearly nine in 10 respondents agreed with Reiss that teachers should engage with pupils who raise creationism or intelligent design in science lessons.


They're wrong, of course, creationism is no more a science than are Darwinism and Intelligent Design.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 6, 2008 9:20 PM
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