Countering creationism in classrooms

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Commenting on the launch of a statement by top scientists and educators on creationism and evolution in the classroom, Simon Barrow, co-director of Ekklesia, which is an organisational signatory to the statement, said:

"Mainstream religious bodies as well as mainstream scientists reject the ideology of 'creationism', which posits an unnecessary and intellectually flawed conflict between faith and science. They regard it as vital that proper science is taught and respected in Britain's classrooms, and indeed among civic organisations, both religious and non-religious. Teaching creationism as if it was scientific is dishonest and harmful."

* More here: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15402

* Teach evolution, not creationism: http://evolutionnotcreationism.org.uk/

* Theology, science and the problem of ID (Ekklesia, November 2008): http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/6707