Royal Society and Creationism in science classes

A Slashdot poster has this take:

The Reverend Professor Michael Reiss, a biologist and Anglican priest, is the education director for the Royal Society, the venerable British science institution. He recently called for creationism to be discussed in science classes, not just in religion or philosophy classes. Science journals reacted with a world of “WTF” and the Royal Society backpedaled furiously. Now Nobel laureates are gathering to get him fired — ‘The thing the Royal Society does not appreciate is the true nature of the forces arrayed against it and the Enlightenment for which the Royal Society should be the last champion.’ The blogs, of course, are loving it.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/sep/14/religion

I think Reiss is right. He is not encouraging the teaching of creationism. Not at all. He is advocating allowed discussion. The more we try to block the mention of God in the science classroom, the more blowback we create. Wouldn’t it be nice to tell students that half of all Christians believe in evolution? Slashdot – Royal Society and Creationism in science classes

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One Response to Royal Society and Creationism in science classes

  1. Sixela says:

    Science and religion – Friends or Foes?
    There may be a way to build a bridge between them.

    Many religions have something in common: They see nothing between god and the human species. Some people tried to fill this gap and told us about Cherubims and Seraphims.

    What would happen if we try to use human thinking to fill this gap?
    This is what I started to explore: http://www.BetterThanThinking.com

    I welcome any comment.

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