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Should creationism be taught in schools ?

Postby Peter Henderson » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:17 pm

A university professor responds to Mervyn Storey.

From the Irish Times:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opi ... 16955.html

HEAD TO HEAD: Scientists deprive our children of scientific knowledge in order to protect a theory that does not explain life on earth, writes Mervyn Storey. Creationism simply isn't science. It lacks explanatory power and makes statements that, unlike real science, cannot be disproven, writes Gavin Conant.
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Re: Should creationism be taught in schools ?

Postby Brian Jordan » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:00 pm

Peter Henderson wrote:A university professor responds to Mervyn Storey.
From the Irish Times:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opi ... 16955.html
This is quite remarkable:
There is no doubt that there is an insidious indoctrination occurring in our education system. There are those who would deprive our children of scientific data and knowledge in order to protect their philosophical notions.

There are those who would choose intellectual stagnation so long as their philosophical bias was protected.

There are those who would prefer to restrict the amount of scientific data made available to pupils if in the process this ensured that their philosophies and superstitions are buttressed.
I never thought I'd hear Mervyn Storey damning creationism thus! :twisted:
It's a pity, though, that he still can't understand that evolution has nothing whatever to do with abiogenesis.
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