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
Transforming Lives Project
The Stapleford Centre
Frederick Road, Stapleford