Monday, November 27, 2006

Intelligent Education?

An extraordinary article here in the Guardian that reports on a number of schools that are teaching Intelligent Design as "a critique of Darwinism". Any teacher that promotes this pseudo-religious nonsense has no place in our schools. It is not part of the curriculum and has no role in a science lesson. If we are going to go down the creationist path in the UK then we will be unravelling hundreds of years of enlightened thinking based on evidence, experiment and peer review. Unfortunately this is the logical next step in our crusade for religious tolerance, with tolerance defined as not being able to question another's unsubstantiated beliefs.

Here is a terrific lecture by Richard Dawkins on his new book "The God Delusion"

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