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Brits to Teach the Controversy

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“Creationist theories about how the world was made are to be debated in GCSE science lessons in mainstream secondary schools in England.

The subject has been included in a new syllabus for biology produced by the OCR exam board, due out in September.”

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10 Replies to “Brits to Teach the Controversy

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    jaredl says:

    Either religion and science are describing reality simpliciter, or religion has no content. There must be a publicly available point of contact between heaven and earth, and it seems biology is it. But then, I’m a fool who thinks Dembski et al have actually won on the issues (they’re right!), and the rest is a PR fight.

    Of course the debate should be taught, and science class is appropriate since that’s where we study reality, as opposed to religion or philosophy courses, where we study opinions. There is a fundamental and irreconcilable contradiction between the Darwinian dogma and the historical claims of any branch of Judeo-Christian religion.

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    jaredl says:

    clarification: religion courses study religions; they don’t test their claims.

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    Joseph says:

    jaredl:
    clarification: religion courses study religions; they don’t test their claims.

    OK but wait- If one religion course made the claim that the “Allah of Islam” was different from the “God of the Bible”, that claim could then be tested. And if tested properly would be found to be a false claim.

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    Joseph says:

    However it looks like it is time for Great Britain to Take the 3 Hour ID Challenge.

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    The English teach the controversy

    England is teaching the origins controversy in science classrooms, BBC reports:
    The subject has been included in a new syllabus for biology produced by the OCR exam board, due out in September. . . .
    The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, wh…

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    Michaels7 says:

    England is unlike America with regards to Education. I believe the government funds both secular and religious schools that are ‘public’.

    I wonder if the US Judges who routinely like to quote ‘Euro-precedent’ and World Standards will now follow a new Euro standard?

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    antg says:

    Don’t worry folks, Professor Dawkins is on the case. Just a few hours after this was released he was able to take some time off finishing his new book to make sure he warns everyone of this ‘infection’ that is coming over from the USA and may be abused by ‘notorious’ schools for dastardly deeds…

    Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/pm/ follow the links to listen again – it @43 minutes

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    Joseph says:

    “Dr” Dawkins should take the challenge or just “stifle it”.

    I wouls also ask ALL ID critics and anti-IDists:

    Considering the alternative to ID is multiple atomic accidents, coupled with multiple chance collisions, coupled with multiple lucky events, all wrapped up in multiple universes, who in their right mind would say that ID isn’t scientific?

    Only the wicked… 😉

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    Brits to teach controversy (or are they?)

    On Uncommon Descent Doug Moran announced recently that Brits to Teach the Controversy “Creationist theories about how the world was made are to be debated in GCSE science lessons in mainstream secondary schools in England. The subject has been…

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    Joseph says:

    This is too funny- I replied over on PT (see link in comment 9)-

    Is it just me or are the thumbies/ thumbers/ thumbites just a bunch of monkies sitting in the trees waiting for anyone who opposes their PoV to step into their “jungle” so they can throw stuff at them?

    The “Rev” Lenny Flank seems especially proud of his ID ignorance.

    These guys can’t afford to have the “3 hour ID challenge” go public. Which is exactly why we have to make sure that it does.

    I am going to start with relatives who are teachers. These people know I am not a fundy and also know my back-ground. Next are the local schools…

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