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Leading scientists and naturalists, including Professor Richard Dawkins and Sir David Attenborough, are claiming a victory over the creationist movement after the government ratified measures that will bar anti-evolution groups from teaching creationism in science classes.
The Department for Education has revised its model funding agreement, allowing the education secretary to withdraw cash from schools that fail to meet strict criteria relating to what they teach. Under the new agreement, funding will be withdrawn for any free school that teaches what it claims are "evidence-based views or theories" that run "contrary to established scientific and/or historical evidence and explanations".
Originally posted by mr-lizard
Originally posted by skonaz
reply to post by Astyanax
I don't understand why they have to be mutually exclusive -
Surely evolution could be designed intelligently ?
Or indeed intelligence could have evolved?
Always hold a mirror to every argument.
Originally posted by Astyanax
reply to post by skonaz
Life may well have been created, but there is no scientific evidence to show that it was.
Therefore, you cannot honestly teach creationism in schools as if it were true.
It certainly is possible that life was originally created, even if it isn't very likely.