NSS – Darwin’s birthday challenge to creationism
Darwin’s 200th birthday has become a rallying point for scientists opposing creationism as the 18 month long celebrations of his birth and the 150th anniversary of his theory started this week.
Four out of ten Britons now believe either in Creation or in its watered-down cousin Intelligent Design, and Creationism is being taught in state-approved schools.
Dr Bob Bloomfield of the Natural History Museum who is a key player in the Darwin 200 project expressed his concerns: “The statistics in this country are quite frightening. I don’t think society can be complacent when ideas which are unsound are perpetrated. We are trying not to compromise people’s faith views, other than where they are absolutely inconsistent with science”.