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Go to: When the ain'ts go marching in

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This is quite a good article. The more that people can be exposed to high profile atheist, humanist, &c. thinking, in the mainstream media, the more likely it is to spread.

@Roedy.
"Closer to our own kind, chimpanzees do not believe in God, but look what happens there when two rival gangs meet.

They mostly just hoot and rush. There is nowhere near the carnage of a belligerant human encounter."

This is what our advanced brains do for us. They use fists & sticks - we invent city destroying weapons :)

Sun, 11 Mar 2007 03:12:00 UTC | #22981

Go to: Academy denies claims from job candidate

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@Veronique

I found several of them listed under that name, and several under 'emanuel'. Are they the ones with the rather seriously Christian-aligned curriculum? There was something a while ago on the news here about a school that looked like its curriculum was written by a cult.

Have a google for them.

This is a link to one - are these what you mean?
http://www.emmanuel.walsall.sch.uk/

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Sun, 11 Mar 2007 03:03:00 UTC | #22980

Go to: Academy denies claims from job candidate

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This, unfortunately is not the first time this kind of thing has been identified from schools financed by Reg Vardy (a car dealer). Another one of the flagship academies was pulled up for slipping creation & ID into biology classes.

Personally, I have to wonder, given the large non-theistic population of the UK, and the sizeable sections of the Christian community that support separation of evolution & creationinsm to biology and R.E. classes respectively, if the purpose of the academies is to allow the introduction of a more extreme viewpoint.

Given the current authoritarian behaviour, and support of Blair for extreme viewpoints such as those of the Catholic & Anglican church w.r.t gay adoption, it is a distinct possibility. One that we should be worried about as it seems exposure of the activities, and widespread opposition has had little effect on these zealots.

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Sat, 10 Mar 2007 13:02:00 UTC | #22921

Go to: Public Acceptance of Evolution

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If any of you have seen Ken Miller on Intelligent Design (youtube), at the end there is a little information about the evolution of ID - they are now making an attack on the principle of critical thinking in science. Evolution is now a peripheral target - they want to replace the underlying principle of science itself.

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 02:26:00 UTC | #22650

Go to: Happy 50th Birthday to PZ Myers!

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Many happy returns of the day Mr. Myers.

Here's to avoiding the return of the Inquisition.

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 02:22:00 UTC | #22649

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