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Jason Spaceman



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 07 2006,01:56   

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Schools will be told not to use special pack
Intelligent design group asks for meeting

James Randerson, science correspondent
Thursday December 7, 2006
The Guardian

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. Advocates of the theory argue that some features of the universe and nature are so complex that they must have been designed by a higher intelligence. 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." The Department for Education said it was working with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, the public body that oversees the national curriculum, to communicate this message directly to schools.


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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 07 2006,06:54   

Let me be the first to say:

Good.

I'll be exceedingly glad when these IDCists and their ilk wake up and smell the 21st century.

Louis

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pwe



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 07 2006,07:12   

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Advocates of the theory argue that some features of the universe and nature are so complex that they must have been designed by a higher intelligence. Last week, the Guardian revealed that 59 schools had told Truth in Science the materials were a "useful classroom resource".

Umm, I thought that simplicity was the trademark of intelligence. If you can do everything from scratch, why bother with making things complex? If you fine-tune constants of nature as you like and make up any natural laws you like, why make things complex?


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