Saturday, 2 June 2007

News from the Very Dark Caves

According to an article in today's Guardian, the Church of England feels that 'intelligent design' could become part of the science curriculum in state schools. Well, not exactly part of the science curriculum, but as a suitable subject for discussion 'within the context of lessons exploring how our understanding of science has developed historically'. In other words, it's being recognised as 'a way of looking at the evidence'. As in, with your eyes closed.

Intelligent design is literal creationism veiled. It has no part in the history of science, nor in our understanding of how science has developed. It's a Trojan horse invented by American fundamentalists to downgrade and subvert the centrality of reason in favour of hogwash. How many times, and in how many ways, does this need to be said?

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