Friday, September 23, 2011

Scientists: Outlaw Non-evolution Theories & Beliefs

Prominent scientists and atheists in the UK are demanding the outlawing of "threats" to the theory of evolution including creationism and lines of scientific inquiry such as intelligent design, and especially theories of "religious fundamentalists."

For background, read Only 25% of Britons are Darwinists and also read Few Believe Evolution Enough to Teach It as well as Darwinists Fear Fred Flintstone and Barney & Friends

In addition, read extensive documentation concerning Scientific Teaching vs. Darwinism

-- From "Ban teaching creationism at school, say academics" by Fiona Macrae, UK Daily Mail 9/19/11

The teaching of creationism should be outlawed in school science lessons, a group of leading scientists have said.

And the curriculum should be changed to ensure evolution is taught from when children start school, according to academics including Sir David Attenborough and Professor Richard Dawkins

Prof Dawkins, a geneticist and author of the God Delusion, said last night: ‘We need to stop calling evolution a theory. It is as solidly demonstrated as any fact.’

Those behind the call for ‘evolution not creationism’ say teaching that God created the world is dangerous and must be prevented by law.

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From "David Attenborough joins campaign against creationism in schools" by Nick Collins, Science Correspondent, London Telegraph 9/19/11

In a statement on a new campaign website, the 30 scientists and campaign groups including the British Science Association demanded creationism and "intelligent design" be banned outright.

Prof Colin Blakemore, the neurobiologist, Sir Paul Nurse, the President of the Royal Society, and former Royal Society director of education Rev Prof Michael Reiss were among the signatories.

But the arguments of creationists, who believe God built the world in six days in line with the story of Genesis, and of devout Muslims have become steadily more popular in recent years.

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From "Scientists demand tougher guidelines on teaching of creationism in schools" by Riazat Butt, religious affairs correspondent at The Guardian 9/18/11

A group of 30 scientists have signed a statement saying it is "unacceptable" to teach creationism and intelligent design, whether it happens in science lessons or not. The statement claims two organisations, Truth in Science and Creation Ministries International are "touring the UK and presenting themselves as scientists and their creationist views as science".

"Creationism and intelligent design are not scientific theories, but they are portrayed as scientific theories by some religious fundamentalists who attempt to have their views promoted in publicly funded schools," the scientists say.

Truth in Science denied advocating the teaching of creationism in schools. "We wish to highlight the scientific weaknesses of neo-Darwinism and to encourage a more critical approach to the teaching of evolution in schools and universities," it said in a statement.

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From "U.K. Scientists Want Schools to Shun Creationism, Promote Evolution" by Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor 9/19/11

The campaign is being coordinated by the British Humanist Association (BHA), and supported by the Association for Science Education, the British Science Association, the Campaign for Science & Engineering and the Ekklesia think tank.

Truth in Science, meanwhile, claimed on its website that the BHA is advancing a humanist agenda by pushing for compulsory teaching of evolution in schools.

The government of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown issued guidance to all schools that creationism should not be taught to pupils, but that is not enforceable.

The scientists want to go a step further.

As of now, primary schools in the U.K. can choose not to teach evolution.

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