Creationism’s creeping into university syllabuses
Creationism – the belief that the biblical story of creation is scientific fact – is beginning to make inroads into the science curricula of UK universities, The Times Higher can reveal.
Leeds University plans to incorporate one or two compulsory lectures on creationism and intelligent design into its second-year course for zoology and genetics undergraduates next Christmas.
At Leicester University, academics already devote part of a lecture for third-year genetics undergraduates to creationism and intelligent design.
In Leeds, staff claim they’re responding to ‘student feedback’. Apparently,
…lecturers intend to present the controversial theories as fallacies irreconcilable with scientific evidence.
So that’s all right then.