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When declining credibility gets you more funding

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From a New Humanist article:

The British Humanist Association (BHA) has welcomed a new revision of the model funding agreement for Free Schools by the Government in order to preclude ‘the teaching, as an evidence-based view or theory, of any view or theory that is contrary to established scientific and/or historical evidence and explanations.’ This highly significant change has been made in order to ban creationism from being taught in Free Schools, and prevent creationist groups from opening schools. The change follows the BHA coordinating the ‘Teach evolution, not creationism!’ campaign, which called for this precise change.

They don’t seem to learn fast over there, do they? The best way to discredit any viewpoint is to make it “What the government says” as opposed to “What we know” – but then the Darwin lobby can always scream for ever more funding as its credibility declines.

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It won't discredit the viewpoint at all. This will be well supported at all levels of UK society, with the exception of those with a religious objection to evidence-based science. After years of governments worldwide ignoring economic evidence, leading to the appal;ling financial situation in developoed nations, populations - certainly the UK population - are taking a much more reality-based approach to our affairs. Grunty

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