EADT article about Darwinism v Creationism in schools
An article by Kate Whiting in the East Anglian Daily Times yesterday refers to the resignation of Prof. Michael Reiss from the Royal Society last year, after he said that Creationism should be discussed in science lessons if students wanted to.
The article mentions that Reiss was in the working party that drew up the DCSF advice to schools about creationism in 2007, including the need to “respect” religious students’ views.
Would a teacher of mathematics be expected to “respect” a child’s views if his or her religious family had taught him or her that 4+4=7? Or would a Geography teacher be expected to “respect” the opinion of a child from a family of flat-earthists? So why should one respect the views of a creationist?