Scientists rally against creationist “superstition,” reported the UK Independent, 1 June 2008.
“The rise of creationism in Britain to the point where four out of 10 Britons believe it to be the literal truth – as well as the idea being taught in state-approved schools – has spread alarm throughout the scientific community. But this week sees the start of a concerted fight back, as an 18-month celebration of evolution and its greatest proponent, Charles Darwin, gets under way, marking the 150th anniversary of the unveiling of his theory and the 200th anniversary of his birth. People all over Europe will take part in a mass experiment to discover evolutionary changes to a species of snail; a major series of programmes is to be shown by the BBC; several books are to be published; and the Open University plans a new course on the subject.”
Dr Bob Bloomfield, head of special projects at the museum and a key figure in the “Darwin200” project, said he was concerned by the prevalence of creationist ideas. “The statistics in this country are quite frightening. If you add up the percentages that either believe in creationism or intelligent design, it is approaching 40 per cent,” he said. “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.”
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Evidence News 9 July 2008
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