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← Would you Adam and Eve it? Quarter of science teachers would teach creationism (Response by Dawkins and Jones)

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This could be a unique opportunity to redefine Science as a subject. It seems that far too many people, teachers included, fail to realise that Science concerns itself with observable facts rather than unprovable theory. Children need to learn that a scientfic theory needs to be distinguished from scientific fact, and that one becomes the other throuhg study and discussion. At least that way a teacher could include the creationist "theory" in class, and allow his pupils to discredit it themselves. If a child is in science class to learn, what better to way determine the scientific facts than debate and theorising. It could even provide a link between that subject and religious studies.

Tue, 23 Dec 2008 13:18:00 UTC | #291192