Red light for creationism

24th March 2006 at 00:00
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he does not believe creationism should be taught in schools. Dr Rowan Williams said he was concerned that "creationism can end up reducing the doctrine of creation rather than enhancing it".

However, Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary and a former education secretary, said at a separate event that he felt it was acceptable for schools to teach pupils that some people believed in the biblical explanation.

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