UK anti-evolutionists seek to lure parents with new website
Creationists and anti-evolutionists in the United Kingdom have established a new website, called âTruth in Scienceâ, to try to persuade school parents to lobby for their ideas within the British education system.
The move is the latest attempt by opponents of Darwinian theory to âteach the controversyâ by claiming equivalence for non-scientific theories of origins often derived from fundamentalist interpretations of Christian scripture.
Truth in Science asks, âAre you aware of what your child is being taught, and have you ever discussed this with his or her science teacher?â It says that a âfree resource packâ is being sent to school heads of science in September 2006....
neither `evolutionÂ´ nor `creationÂ´ are `scientificÂ´, since neither can be proved experimentally. Both are `hypothesesÂ´- not `theoriesÂ´ to explain the scientifically observed `factsÂ´. It is the professional opinion of many scientists that `creationÂ´ should be considered on its merits and not - as the `evolutionistsÂ´ categorically demand - rejected a priori as being ridiculous. This is one reason for the above site. Parents have a right to know that alternative views are tenable.
Quote:"In a landmark US decision by a Pennsylvania federal judge in 2005, ID was dismissed as âunscientificâ and unsuitable for the science classroom. Critics say that it is a religious viewpoint masquerading as science, and theologians say that it the discredited âGod of the gapsâ theory in new clothes."
It seems this has been replaced by the more scientific "chance of the gaps" theory.