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    Re: UK bans Teaching of Creationism in Any school that receives Public Funding.....

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    This stuff probably shouldn't be taught in hard science classes. It would be foolish, though, to not make it available. Denying human spirituality is denying reality.
    AS IU showed earlier in the thread, creationism and ID can be taught, even in science class. The only thing this law does is not allow schools which receive government money to teach them as evidence based science. This does not stop a science class from teaching about them, as long as it is not taught as science. It could be taught as a nonscientific alternative to evolution though.
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    Re: UK bans Teaching of Creationism in Any school that receives Public Funding.....

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Yeah, I saw that and it's a good thing. Students can make any connections between science and religion on their own if they see common ground.
    As it should be. Let them question and look for their answers.

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    Re: UK bans Teaching of Creationism in Any school that receives Public Funding.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    and some people believe in mermaids and ancient aliens.....but that doesn't make it so. There is no room anywhere for intelligent design. Even one of its leading supporters agreed it is not science.
    And some people believe science will answer everything, but so far it's demonstrably not so.

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    Re: UK bans Teaching of Creationism in Any school that receives Public Funding.....

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    And some people believe science will answer everything, but so far it's demonstrably not so.
    yet it truly seeks answers and is willing to question itself. And that is how we learn. THE MORE YOU KNOW

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    Re: UK bans Teaching of Creationism in Any school that receives Public Funding.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    yet it truly seeks answers and is willing to question itself. And that is how we learn. THE MORE YOU KNOW
    I'm a science enthusiast, like many. Serious religious inquiry also questions itself. The results of such inquiry may or may not produce a predictable or even desirable result, depending on the personal sincerity of the inquiring party. That's the nature of spiritual investigation.

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    Re: UK bans Teaching of Creationism in Any school that receives Public Funding.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    That's in Public Schools Higgins? Teaching about the Practicing religions today?
    Yep. Its a seperate class you take from the age of 11-14. You can then choose to keep studying R.E as a GCSE from the age of 14-16 or you cna drop it.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: UK bans Teaching of Creationism in Any school that receives Public Funding.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Yep. Its a seperate class you take from the age of 11-14. You can then choose to keep studying R.E as a GCSE from the age of 14-16 or you cna drop it.

    Like an elective.....not required to graduate, huh.


    Whats the cost for what they would classify as Community College as opposed to Universities?

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    Re: UK bans Teaching of Creationism in Any school that receives Public Funding.....

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I'm a science enthusiast, like many. Serious religious inquiry also questions itself. The results of such inquiry may or may not produce a predictable or even desirable result, depending on the personal sincerity of the inquiring party. That's the nature of spiritual investigation.
    except it is done without evidence and thus has no place being taught as science.

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    Re: UK bans Teaching of Creationism in Any school that receives Public Funding.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Like an elective.....not required to graduate, huh.


    Whats the cost for what they would classify as Community College as opposed to Universities?
    Well our school system is very different from the US. You don't really " graduate" or receive a diploma. We have GCSE's which we take at the age of 16, you take a GCSE course in Maths, English, Science, a language, IT and then 3 classes of your choice. GCSE'S are a 2 year course and at the end of the 2 years you sit exams which determine what your next step is. You either go on in school for another 2 years after that and take your A-Levels which normally lead to higher education ( university) or you take on an apprenticeship, take some courses in your local community college or join the work force.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: UK bans Teaching of Creationism in Any school that receives Public Funding.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    On Thursday, the United Kingdom expanded its ban on the teaching of creationism from all state schools, to all state schools as well as semi-private Free Schools and Academies.

    The decision effectively means that no school in the United Kingdom can teach creationism or any other “anti-scientific” dogma without losing the entirety of its funding, as they would be violating “the requirement on every academy and free school to provide a broad and balanced curriculum. According to a press release from the British Humanist Association (BHA), the new rules “explicitly require that pupils are taught about the theory of evolution, and prevent academy trusts from teaching ‘creationism’ as scientific fact.”

    Not even Intelligent Design — the favored faux-scientific theory of American creationists who wish to import biblical beliefs into public school classrooms — can be taught, as “creationism” is defined by the new rule as “any doctrine or theory which holds that natural biological processes cannot account for the history, diversity, and complexity of life on earth and therefore rejects the scientific theory of evolution.”.....snip~

    UK bans teaching of creationism in any school that receives public funding


    Well.....now we know what the Progressives and libs will picks up as a mantra for over here in the US, huh? Looks like the Brits will lead that way. What say ye?
    I approve. No school that receives public funding should be allowed to teach religion masquerading as science. Save it for comparative religion or theology electives.

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