South Australian Government Removes Creation Ban

South Australian government removes creation ban, according to the Policies of the Non Government Schools Registration Board applicable to the registration and review of Nongovernment schools 2010/2011. Last year we reported the South Australian government had put the following statement in their 2009/2010 policy guidelines for science teaching in non-government schools: “The board requires the […]

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Royal Society Professor Resigns

Royal society professor resigns after creationism row, according to articles in the Royal Society News 12 and 16 September 2008 and BBC News 13 and 19 September 2008. Professor Michael Reiss has resigned from his position as Director of Education for the Royal Society because the Society claims comments he made on creationism damaged the […]

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Religion Going Way Down Under

Religion going way down under as Victorian (Australia) newspaper The Age 13 May 2011, kick starts a series of “let’s get religion out of Australian Schools” with complaints that, “The Christian group that provides religious education and chaplains in Victorian government schools will be investigated after its chief executive told a conference: ‘We need to […]

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Quote: The Science Teacher on God

God out of science, says The Science Teacher (USA) Nov 2003, Vol 70 No.8, p.34 which states: “scientists refrain from considering God’s actions in their work. Instead they use observation, experimentation, prevailing scientific theory, mathematics, logical arguments, strict empirical standards, heuristics, and healthy skepticism to produce knowledge. Scientific theories are therefore explanations about aspects of […]

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Quote: Robert Laughlin on Anti-theories

“Much of present-day biological knowledge is ideological. A key symptom of ideological thinking is the explanation that has no implications and cannot be tested. I call such logical dead ends antitheories because they have exactly the opposite effect of real theories: they stop thinking rather than stimulate it. Evolution by natural selection, for instance, which […]

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Quote: Lipson on Experimental Evidence

‘If living matter is not, then, caused by the interplay of atoms, natural forces and radiation, how has it come into being? There is another theory, now quite out of favour, which is based upon the ideas of Lamarck: that if an organism needs an improvement it will develop it, and transmit it to its […]

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Quote: Arthur Koestler on Evolution

  Quote: Arthur Koestler on Evolution ‘In the meantime, the educated public continues to believe that Darwin has provided all the relevant answers by the magic formula of random mutations plus natural selection – quite unaware of the fact that random mutations turned out to be irrelevant and natural selection a tautology.’ Arthur Koestler, ‘Janus: […]

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Krishnas and Intelligent Design

Krishnas favour intelligent design as a 2006 meeting between John Mackay and University academics in Hungary brought to light an interesting phenomenon. The Intelligent Design (ID) movement has made leaps and bounds in some ex-communist countries, but the fact that it is not a Christian movement shows in its embracement by groups such as the […]

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Kansas School ID Vote

Kansas school vote opens door to ID reports ScienceNOW and news@nature 10 August 2005. The Kansas Board of Education yesterday endorsed science standards that could allow for the teaching of alternatives to evolutionary theory. Scientists say the new draft standards are a thinly disguised attempt to slip intelligent design (ID) into the science curriculum. The […]

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Intelligent Design Counter Claims

Intelligent design counter claims as US school legislators gang up to fight off the Intelligent Design movement which they claim is a cover for getting creation science into schools under a new name. Their argument is with people such as Michael Behe, a Biochemist at Oelehigh University, who claims in his book Darwin’s Black Box […]

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