Children should be taught about creationism in school, top scientist says

Creationism is a religious belief and should be kept out of our schools, I say. Stupid Scientist:

According to a top British scientist, Professor Michael Reiss, director of Education for the Royal Society said that

'Children should be taught about Creationism in school biology lessons'

Why does the Professor think teaching a Biblical belief in school to your children is a good idea, because, he said

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Comment by Jeff Klinger on September 24, 2008 at 1:08pm
The only legitimate reason creationism should be mentioned in a biology class is to demonstrate to the students what bad science looks like.
Comment by Zevaeros on September 24, 2008 at 9:58am
This was covered on (in?) the Chariots of Iron podcast, where the possibility of him being sincere about "teaching the controversy" was brought up. I'm not so sure.

If he were explicit about having teachers show why creationism/ID isn't science and showing some of the common flaws, then I'd be okay with it.

How is this person a "top scientist" anyway? Other than title, I mean.



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