Saturday, December 9, 2006

Science wins in the UK

Ministers to ban creationist teaching aids in science lessons

It seems some flaky creationist organization called "Truth in Science" got the bright idea to peddle their propaganda in the British school system. They took it upon themselves to mail-out "information packs" to schools. Well, it looks like the Brits did not take to kindly too the effort:

...The government is to write to schools telling them that controversial teaching materials promoting creationism should not be used in science lessons. The packs include DVDs and written materials promoting intelligent design, a creationist alternative to Darwinism, that were sent to every school in the country by the privately-funded group Truth in Science...Last week, the Guardian revealed that 59 schools had told Truth in Science the materials were a "useful classroom resource...The government has already stated that the Truth in Science materials should not be used in science lessons. On November 1, the education minister, Jim Knight, wrote: "Neither intelligent design nor creationism are recognised scientific theories and they are not included in the science curriculum. The Truth in Science information pack is therefore not an appropriate resource to support the science curriculum."

Don't you love the mature way this was dealt with! Congrats to the people of the UK! No arguments, protests, fights, or flame wars, or other Theocon funded media stink. I only wish it were so simple in the USA. How 'bout that name "Truth in Science"! Isn't it hysterical how an org which knows nothing about "truth" and nothing about "science", puts the two terms together, thinking that legitimizes their silliness.

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