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Postby Brian Jordan » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:51 pm

UK Head Teacher Claims ‘There Is More Evidence For The Bible Than Evolution’
January 26, 2016 Stephen Knight 14 comments

Even though attitudes in the U.K are predominantly (and increasingly) secular, one of the more depressing aspects about religion in the UK is the privilege it enjoys in our educational system. Faith schools of all stripes and denominations exist up and down the country, instilling their particular brand of dogma and untruth in the minds of children. What chance do young, impressionable minds have when faith based ideology is pushed on them at such a crucial age?

This brings me to Head Teacher of St Andrew’s CE Primary School, Tina Wilkinson:

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Ignorance regarding the scientific definition of ‘theory’ is not uncommon, however you would expect better from an academic. Yes, ‘Theory’ in the common vernacular means ‘best guess, or hunch’. Evolution is Science however, meaning scientific definitions apply:
http://www.gspellchecker.com/2016/01/uk-head-teacher-claims-there-is-more-evidence-for-the-bible-than-evolution/
She's had of a CofE school in Oswaldtwistle - would that be under your bishop's jurisdiction, Michael?
http://www.standrewsprimary.com/
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Re: Still some way to go with schools...

Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:05 pm

I wonder what her academic background is. School website is currently taken down due to a surge in traffic/hits.
http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/new ... t-10799309
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Postby a_haworthroberts » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:26 pm

New article. And a recent link it provides.
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/e ... /77990.htm
http://headguruteacher.com/2016/01/23/m ... ationists/ (PS lots and lots of comments underneath.)
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Postby Brian Jordan » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:21 am

a_haworthroberts wrote:I wonder what her academic background is. School website is currently taken down due to a surge in traffic/hits.
http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/new ... t-10799309
I looked at the web site when it was still up but IIRC there was no mention of her background, just her name.
The blog post that had offended her, I now find, is here - and well worth a read:
My Evolution Assembly. And the Young Creationists.

http://headguruteacher.com/2016/01/23/my-evolution-assembly-and-the-young-creationists/
Interestingly, the head teacher writing this seems to find evolution upsetting some of his Muslim pupils and he claims that some teachers are backing off for fear of provoking them into "radicalism". Whereas, to the best of my understanding, difficulty with evolution is a recent thing an it's the Islamists who are demanding that mainstream Muslims reject evolution, not the teaching of evolution driving them into the arms of the Islamists.
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Postby Roger Stanyard » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:31 pm

Brian Jordan wrote:I looked at the web site when it was still up but IIRC there was no mention of her background, just her name.
The blog post that had offended her, I now find, is here - and well worth a read:
My Evolution Assembly. And the Young Creationists.


The Accrington newspere online comments shows up an arch creationist John Bidwell. He's not some one I have come across before and can't find anything online about him.

He's not the sharpest of creationists, btw. Uses standard creationist boilerplace to push banal replies.
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Re: Still some way to go with schools...

Postby a_haworthroberts » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:19 pm

Roger Stanyard wrote:
Brian Jordan wrote:I looked at the web site when it was still up but IIRC there was no mention of her background, just her name.
The blog post that had offended her, I now find, is here - and well worth a read:
My Evolution Assembly. And the Young Creationists.


The Accrington newspere online comments shows up an arch creationist John Bidwell. He's not some one I have come across before and can't find anything online about him.

He's not the sharpest of creationists, btw. Uses standard creationist boilerplace to push banal replies.



There's also a YEC there named Jonathan Hands who has been urging people to study the 'research' of Creation Ministries International.
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Postby a_haworthroberts » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:48 pm

Take your pick. A 'biblical' Christian who would claim to love 'truth' is calling a fact a 'hypothesis'. Meanwhile an atheist (in addition to Sherrington and Dawkins that is) appears to be more interested in facts than the hardline Christian. Funny old world:
https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/simo ... -not-fact/ (the usual AiG boilerplate from one of their newest recruits; he screams bias whilst failing to realise that the organisation he works for has double standards since by the same criteria by which they fulminate against evolution they should also be fulminating against ice ages rather than inventing a fictional 'rapid ice age')
http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/ ... d-science/

Of course the behaviour of Answers in Genesis is far worse than the behaviour of this Christian headteacher imho.


PS at 8.20 pm GMT:
https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaPurdom/
"It is so important to teach our young people to really discern between observational and historical science so they can better understand an important facet of the nature of the evolution/creation debate. When it comes to historical science, our worldview makes a world of difference. What is our worldview based on- man's fallible ideas about the past or the infallible Word of God?"
Seems she failed to read this by her boss - or decided to ignore it:
https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken- ... te-change/
"But the ice cores don’t show tens of thousands of years of winters and the slow accumulation of snowfall each year. Instead, they are the result of the post-Flood Ice Age and snowfall since then, over the past 4,000 years."
The idea of ice ages comes from science (Louis Agassiz primarily) NOT from the Bible. No human alive today has witnessed an ice age.

The total DOUBLE STANDARDS of the Answers in Genesis liars.
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