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Paul Taylor was born in the Lancashire town of Ashton-under-Lyne, in the North of England, in 1961, and grew up in the neighbouring town of Stalybridge. He learned to play the piano early in life, and was educated at Chethams School of Music, Manchester. However, an interest in science took him to Nottingham University to read chemistry, and from there he...Paul Taylor was born in the Lancashire town of Ashton-under-Lyne, in the North of England, in 1961, and grew up in the neighbouring town of Stalybridge. He learned to play the piano early in life, and was educated at Chethams School of Music, Manchester. However, an interest in science took him to Nottingham University to read chemistry, and from there he graduated with a BSc in 1982. He then took a year's Post-Graduate Certificate in Education so that he could become a schoolteacher. He taught science in state schools for 17 years, eventually becoming a Head of Department, and gaining a Masters degree in Science Education at Cardiff University.
Paul became a Christian in his late teens. Shortly after this, he had a Saturday job in a Christian bookshop in Ashton. It was there that he first noticed a booklet by a group of Christians who did not believe in the theory of evolution! This was a complete shock to Paul, because he could not conceive how people could fail to believe in what he thought was established scientific fact. However, the bookshop manager persuaded him that it made scientific sense to believe the Bible's account of creation in Genesis, and sent Paul home with such books as Evolution or Creation by Professor Enoch, The Genesis Flood by John Whitcomb and Henry Morris, and Morris' The Genesis Record. Now convinced of the truth of Genesis, and, therefore, of the whole Bible, Paul began to propagate these views, writing articles for his church magazine.
As a schoolteacher, Paul frequently challenged pupils to think through the issue of origins for themselves, rather than accept evolutionary orthodoxy. These teaching methods, particularly as Paul began developing curricula, frequently brought him into conflict with more evolutionary-minded staff.
Paul's writings include two books. The Six Days of Genesis arranges contemporary creationist thinking into biblical order as a commentary of Genesis chapters 1 to 11. Truth, Lies and Science Education is an analysis of scinece education in the Western world, and in the UK in particular.
Paul joined the staff of AiG (UK/Europe) in August 2005 as a writer and speaker. He is now our Head of Media and Publications. Paul is a regular contributor to the AiG website and Answers Magazine and is busy writing numerous articles, many of which are published in various Christian magazines. He has also taken over the role of editor for our Answers Update. Paul is also an engaging speaker.
Paul and his wife, Geraldene, have five children between them. | more | less