Steve Jones at the Royal Academy

I found a couple of reports of this week’s evolution lecture. Firstly a write-up from a blogger who was lucky enough to get in and secondly a review at The Register.

The Register also gives a link to a statement issued by the Royal Society about evolution, creationism and intelligent design.

Science has proved enormously successful in advancing our understanding of the world, and young people are entitled to learn about scientific knowledge, including evolution. They also have a right to learn how science advances, and that there are, of course, many things that science cannot yet explain. Some may wish to explore the compatibility, or otherwise, of science with various religious beliefs, and they should be encouraged to do so. However, young people are poorly served by deliberate attempts to withhold, distort or misrepresent scientific knowledge and understanding in order to promote particular religious beliefs.

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