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Half of Britons don’t believe in evolution

The results of the Rescuing Darwin survey, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth by the Theos think tank, make depressing reading. A staggering proportion of the UK population are woefully ignorant about evolution. I’d like to say it surprised me, but it didn’t.

James Hemming Essay Prize

The James Hemming essay prize will be awarded in July 2009. The competition is open to any student at a UK school or college studying for AS or A2 levels who will not have passed his or her 19th birthday by 31st March 2009. The subject is “In life, the meaning comes in living”. First prize £1000. Do you know someone who might enter?

Humanists for Science

JCattScience logo1There’s a new Humanists for Science group on Blogger, affiliated to the BHA. Latest posts ponder whether we’re losing opportunities for science and wonder, and whether atheism fosters immorality? We know the answer to the latter, surely.