Myths about creationism

3rd March 2006 at 00:00
Chris Turney wants to keep creationism out of classrooms (TES, February 10) on the grounds that it is untestable. However, his final paragraph suggests that his real agenda is to keep religious teaching, not just creationism, out. This replaces creationism with atheism, which is also untestable.

The force of Dr Turney's argument rests on his impressive scientific credentials. However, he ignores the many other scientists for whom belief in a creator God is an inspiration to their work (see the Christians in Science website).

The assumption that mentioning God and design in science lessons indoctrinates children, is absurd. Students at schools where this happens testify otherwise (see TES letters, May 20, 2005).

Dr Trevor Cooling

Director

Transforming Lives Project

The Stapleford Centre

Frederick Road, Stapleford

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