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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Blair's comments on evolution education controversy in UK

An AOL news article says,

A row broke out in Britain earlier this year after a private foundation that funds several schools in northern England was accused of teaching creationism in science classes.

The foundation said it taught evolution but said creation beliefs could be mentioned in some scientific discussions.

In an interview with New Scientist magazine, Blair said talk of some British schools teaching creationism was sometimes hugely exaggerated.

"I've visited one of the schools in question and as far as I'm aware they are teaching the curriculum in a normal way," he said.

"If I notice creationism becoming the mainstream of the education system in this country then that's the time to start worrying," he said.

Blair, who is due to give a lecture on the future of British science on Friday, said science was almost as important as economic stability to the future of the British economy.

"If we do not take the opportunities that are there for us in science then we are not going to have a successful modern economy," he said. "We will be out-competed on labor costs."

If Blair's last statement above was intended to mean that teaching evolution is necessary for a successful modern economy, I think he was wrong.

For more info about the evolution education controversy in the UK, just enter "UK" in the search window in the top border of the blog screen (you must be scrolled to the very top of the screen).

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Blogger Dave Fafarman said...

< I think (Blair) was wrong. >

Because?

I take it you are prepared to cede biotech to, say, China?

Thursday, November 02, 2006 9:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

> I think he was wrong. <

I don't think that Blair cares about your opinion.

Thursday, November 02, 2006 5:06:00 PM  

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