Saturday, January 30, 2010

America, an Example to the World

Academics fight rise of creationism at universities | World news | The Guardian:
"'There is an insidious and growing problem,' said Professor Jones, of University College London. 'It's a step back from rationality. They (the creationists) don't have a problem with science, they have a problem with argument. And irrationality is a very infectious disease as we see from the United States.' . . .

"Most of the next generation of medical and science students could well be creationists, according to a biology teacher at a leading London sixth-form college. 'The vast majority of my students now believe in creationism,' she said, 'and these are thinking young people who are able and articulate and not at the dim end at all. They have extensive booklets on creationism which they put in my pigeon-hole ... it's a bit like the southern states of America.'"

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