Ken 'The Lie' Ham of Answers (Nowhere) in Genesis has commented on the UK Government's notice to free schools that teaching creationism as science is a no-no. Naturally, Mr Lie is concerned that children should be taught to be stupid and ignorant, and therefore more open to religious mind-control, rather than taught about the real world.

Compare and contrast:

"A theory requires an initial hypothesis that can be confirmed or denied through the application of observational science. Scientists are certainly able to collect facts about the evidence before them and study such things as mutations and DNA—and even notice similarities and differences—but they can never test unrepeatable events in the past. Even when scientists are able to observe natural selection, they are only observing what happens with genetic information that already exists." (Steve Ham, Answers in Genesis).

"A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. Such fact-supported theories are not "guesses" but reliable accounts of the real world. The theory of biological evolution is more than "just a theory." It is as factual an explanation of the universe as the atomic theory of matter or the germ theory of disease. Our understanding of gravity is still a work in progress. But the phenomenon of gravity, like evolution, is an accepted fact." (American Association for the Advancement of Science).

Who do trust? A group of people who only accept known facts if they fit, or can be distorted to fit  with their ancient book of myths and fantasy stories, and who actively seeks to manipulate the minds of children. Or do you go along with an organization that actually has the word 'Advancement' in it's name, and whose definition of theory is accepted by the vast majority of scientists?

I'm not sure if Steve Ham is still in the UK. His visit has been met with a storm of apathy. Hopefully his visit will be a short one, and he won't have had much opportunity to infect our children with creationist canker. It's the children of America I feel sorry for.

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Comment by Donald Pennington on December 7, 2012 at 8:12am

If I had some ham, I could make some ham and eggs, if I had some eggs. 

Don't worry. Even if the American society were entirely controlled by religulous godbots, we non-believers with a brain would just create an underground society and go on to live happy, prosperous lives, right under their noses. And they'd be none the wiser, since their god wouldn't make them privy to our activities, because he is not real. 




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