Over at Evolution News and Views there is a notice about a new organization in the UK, Truth in Science, that seeks “…to promote good science education in the UK. Our initial focus will be on the origin of life and its diversity.”
From their website:
For many years, much of what has been taught in school science lessons about the origin of the living world has been dogmatic and imbalanced. The theory of Darwinian evolution has been presented as scientifically uncontroversial and the only credible explanation of origins. This is despite the National Curriculum which states:
“Pupils should be taught… how scientific controversies can arise from different ways of interpreting empirical evidence (for example, Darwin’s theory of evolution). The National Curriculum for Key Stage 4 Science (Sc1: Scientific enquiry).”
It should be interesting to follow the debate in the UK. I’d be curious to learn what the educational policy and political environment is like in the UK concerning this issue.
We might want to include a link here at UD to Evolution News and Views (http://www.evolutionnews.org/). It’s a great resource for keeping up with news from the front lines.