LONDON | One of the worldÂ´s leading biologists, who is also an ordained Anglican priest, has sparked uproar in both religious and scientific circles by campaigning to teach creationism, along with evolution and the "Big Bang" theory in science classrooms.
Creationism, an issue that has triggered furious debates in churches, schools and even courts in the United States, rejects Charles DarwinÂ´s theory of evolution and holds that God created the universe and all that goes with it â€” most of all, man â€” in six days.
Darwin was one of the early leading lights in BritainÂ´s august Royal Society of science, among whose most eminent present-day members is the Rev. Michael Reiss, its director of education â€” and now himself one of its most controversial.
Mr. Reiss has truly stirred the pot â€” and the fury of his fellow scientists â€” by proposing that creationism has the right to a place in school...