Friday, March 10, 2006

Creationism to hit UK schools. . .

This just in on the BBC website. It sounds like science teachers are to be expected to include references to Intelligent Design (a.k.a. Creationism) in order to explain "the background to theories". Now that would be fine if, as one education expert points out, the teacher is allowed to differentiate between science and faith based theories. And the simplest way to do this, he points out, is to have science teachers explain science and religious education teachers explain faith.

I rather fear (from my ivory tower a long way from a 30+ kids classroom) that this is going to cause serious problems with our youth's comprehension of what science is all about. Science has already become far too emotive a topic. Hence the mess the media gets into when reporting on global warming.


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