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Inside centre's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by Inside centre

I think the key thing here is the when and where creationism rears it's ugly head.

If you want to reject all evidence to the contrary and believe that the world was created in any particular ridiculous manner that's entirely up to you. If you want that belief to impact on the way you live your own life, that too is fine. Shame to waste it in such a manner but that is up to you. But, if you hoist your position onto others without evidence, especially if those others are school children in a classroom setting, that is a serious issue.

It doesn't really matter how 'hard' or 'soft' the belief is, if it's not evidence based, it's not in any way science. Therefore keep such concepts out of a science lesson.

Rant over with, going to relax (or 'chillax' as my students call it) with a cup of tea.

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 10:32:00 UTC | #299561