Archbishop: Stop Teaching Creationism

In an interview in today’s Guardian the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has come out firmly against the teaching of creationism in schools. AR: Are you comfortable with teaching creationism? AC: Ahh, not very. Not very. I think creationism is, in a sense, a kind of category mistake, as if the Bible were a theory… Continue reading Archbishop: Stop Teaching Creationism

Creationism in Schools

According to the Guardian Pupils in England will be required to discuss creationist theories as part of a new GCSE biology course being introduced in September. If you must discuss creationism in schools then it belongs in religious education classes along with all the other superstitious nonsense. It certainly doesn’t belong in a science class.… Continue reading Creationism in Schools

Secular Synchronicity

Since watching Richard Dawkins’ The Root of All Evil? I’ve noticed myself becoming less tolerant of religious beliefs. I really think that it’s time for rational thinkers to stand up and be counted. I’ve been discussing this with a few friends, but within my circle of friends that’s largely… er.. preaching to the converted. On… Continue reading Secular Synchronicity

Academics Fight Rise of Creationism at Universities

After what I wrote yesterday about the christian influence on education, there’s a good article in today’s Guardian about how creationism is on the rise in British universities. In the United States there is growing pressure to teach creationism or “intelligent design” in science classes, despite legal rulings against it. Now similar trends in this… Continue reading Academics Fight Rise of Creationism at Universities

Illogical Thought

Today I’m mainly quietly seething about illogical and superstitious morons who want to destroy the relatively sophisticated view of the world that we’ve built up over the last few hundred years. And, no, I’m not talking about muslims (though they certainly fit the bill). In this case I’m talking about christians. It started this morning… Continue reading Illogical Thought

Britons Unconvinced on Evolution

Feeling smug about not being American is, of course, practically a national sport her in the UK. And one of the best things to be smug about is ridiculously high percentage of Americans who think that creationism (or “intelligent design”) is a reasonable way to explain the creation of the universe. People in the UK… Continue reading Britons Unconvinced on Evolution

One Side Can Be Wrong

It’s tempting to quote huge swathes of Richard Dawkins and Jerry Coyne’s article from today’s Guardian as it does such a great job of debunking the idea that “intelligent design” should be taught in science classes. But I’ll resist and just give you a couple of the best paragraphs. Here’s one good one Intelligent design… Continue reading One Side Can Be Wrong