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Jason Spaceman



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 26 2006,20:33   

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PR packs spread controversial theory

James Randerson, science correspondent
Monday November 27, 2006
The Guardian

Dozens of schools are using creationist teaching materials condemned by the government as "not appropriate to support the science curriculum", the Guardian has learned.

The packs promote the creationist alternative to Darwinian evolution called intelligent design and the group behind them said 59 schools are using the information as "a useful classroom resource".

A teacher at one of the schools said it intended to use the DVDs to present intelligent design as an alternative to Darwinism. Nick Cowan, head of chemistry at Bluecoat school, in Liverpool, said: "Just because it takes a negative look at Darwinism doesn't mean it is not science. I think to critique Darwinism is quite appropriate."

But the government has made it clear that "neither intelligent design nor creationism are recognised scientific theories". The chairman of the parliamentary science and technology select committee, the Lib Dem MP Phil Willis, said he was horrified that the packs were being used in schools.


Read it here.

   
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 27 2006,04:01   

@Chris Hyland and associates,

Andy MacIntosh, a leading expert in flame technology, creationist and layman WRT evolutionary biology, seems someone to keep an eye on.

  
guthrie



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 27 2006,12:24   

LAst I heard of, at least something like 14 schools contacted by some other people ( I think Chris Hyland was one) and myself just chucked the pack straight in the bin.  We havnt found one using it yet.  Perhaps the Grauniad would like to share its journalistic secrets?

  
guthrie



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 27 2006,12:30   

Oh right, now I've read the article, its truthiness in scienc epuffing themselves up again.  The number of secondary schools in England, wales and scotland is about 3,998.  So a grand total of 1.5% of schools think their dross is worth using enough to send off a card to say thanks?  HHmmmm, obviously its really useful then.

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 27 2006,12:48   

Quote (Alan Fox @ Nov. 27 2006,04:01)
@Chris Hyland and associates,

Andy MacIntosh, a leading expert in flame technology, creationist and layman WRT evolutionary biology, seems someone to keep an eye on.

Shock, horror, he's a fundie..

http://www.bible-sermons.org.uk/preachers/36-Andy-McIntosh

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Prof. Andy McIntosh, Leeds
Positions Held
Professor of Thermodynamics and Combustion Theory, Fuel and Energy Department, University of Leeds.

Publications
Genesis for Today - Showing the Relevance of the Creation/Evolution Debate to Today's Society. Day One Publications.
Design in the World and Universe, pp 141 to 156 of In six days - Why 50 Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation. New Holland Publishers
Wonderfully Created (Video) May Ores Christian Video Productions
The Intricacies of Flight (Video) Creation Sciense Movement

Postal Address
El Nathan
10 Forge Row
New Farnley
LEEDS
LS12 5DN

Telephone Number
0113 263 3444



Jebus on a bike!

"Creation Sciense Movement"

Not only do they want to sneak god into science, but also a second "s"!

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 27 2006,12:52   

Even better.. and AIG author!

http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/bios/a_mcintosh.asp

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Dr McIntosh's recent book Genesis for Today (foreword by Ken Ham) is available from Answers in Genesis


I hope he has his day in court.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Chris Hyland



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 27 2006,13:08   

Incidentally the material sent round was Unlocking the Mystery of Life, which you can watch  here, and my review is here.

Apart from the guy in the article the only teachers I've seen talk about using it want to use it to show that ID is not science. Also the number of schools who replied positive is suspiciously similar to the number of private Christian schools who use the ACE curriculum.

  
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