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Do storks bring babies?

If we are going to teach ‘creation science’ as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.

The creationism in schools debate on BBC Radio Suffolk

I was on BBC Radio Suffolk today, talking about the MORI poll that shows 54% of Britons think creationism & ID should be taught in school science lessons.

You can listen again via the website. It’s on the James Hazell programme, from about 10.10am. The other contributor was Prof. Michael Reiss, who resigned from his role as the Royal Society’s director of Education over the issue.

Listen to the phone-in after the interviews.

54% of Britons need remedial science education

54% of Britons think creationism and intelligent design should be taught alongside evolution in school science lessons, according to a MORI poll commissioned by the British Council, which suggests that those 54% didn’t pay much attention to their own science lessons, or weren’t taught well.

If the school curriculum was determined by parental choice, ignorance would be perpetuated ad infinitum.

Myth-busting with Dawkins

RainbowRichard Dawkins has struck a book deal with Transworld, part of the Random House group, with a title aimed at teenagers, due out in autumn 2011:

Aimed at the adult and young adult market, the book addresses big questions about the natural world, including What is a Rainbow? Why are there Seasons? and Who Was the First Man and the First Woman? Each question is answered first by myth and legend, and then by lucid scientific explanation.

East meets West – National Inter-Faith Week in Suffolk

A Humanist will be among a group of Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource people on the 1st floor at Hadleigh Library to play the board game Diversity. Come and learn about some of the faiths practiced in Suffolk.

Suffolk Humanists & Secularists is affiliated to SIFRE.

Hadleigh Library

On the corner of Duke Street and the High Street. Nearest car park – Magdalen Road.