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You misread this. He says it should be discussed in science class but not taught as a science.
Last week Prof Reiss - a Church of England minister - said creationism should be discussed in science lessons if pupils raised the issue.
He was criticised by other scientists - though misquoted as saying creationism should be "taught" in science classes.
The Royal Society reiterated that its position was that creationism had no scientific basis and should not be part of the science curriculum.
"However, if a young person raises creationism in a science class, teachers should be in a position to explain why evolution is a sound scientific theory and why creationism is not, in any way, scientific."
It added that the society greatly appreciated the efforts of Prof Reiss, a biologist, in furthering its work in the important field of science education.