18 July 2012

The dangers of creationism...

The Grauniad reports that Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has given the go ahead for three new free schools with a fundamentalist Christian ethos - including the teaching of creationism.  But not apparently part of the science curriculum, so that's OK then.

It is clear from Gove's recent axing of proposals for a much needed new community secondary in north Kingston, that he has gone free school mad - to the exclusion of any other model. 

And allowing dangerously deluded educational theories - such as creationism and so called 'Accelerated Christian Education' - outlined in this excellent blog - a foothold in UK schools is dangerous to the children involved.

Gove needs to reign back his enthusiasm for free schools.  Instead he and his department should focus on ensuring all schools provide quality education for their students - free from extremist dogma - of whatever persuasion.  He wouldn't allow a fundamentalist muslim jihadist school - so why does he allow its Christian equivalent?


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  3. Nothing makes sense in biology without evolution. Geology shows that fossils are of different ages. Paleontology shows a fossil sequence, the list of species represented changes through time. Taxonomy shows biological relationships among species. Evolution is the explanation that threads it all together.
    Creationism is the practice of squeezing one's eyes shut and wailing "does not!"