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Losing Focus

Although I’ve written about the activities of the Exclusive Brethren sect in Australia and New Zealand, I hadn’t realized how well-established it is in Britain, too. There, as in Australia and New Zealand, the sect is targeting kids: the Brethren’s...


The Blair switch project

British prime minister Tony Blair, in an interview with New Scientist: Q: One subject that is of great concern to scientists is creationism. There has been a suggestion that creationism is being taught in some British schools. What are...


Science vs. fiction

A Good Thing, I guess, but frustrating that academia has to waste so much time on a crusade against the creationist cretins: The world’s scientific community united yesterday to launch one of the strongest attacks yet on creationism, warning...


When will they learn?

PZ Myers thinks we may be making a little progress in the creation wars. England’s education watchdog, however, seems to be in full retreat: A college that is sponsored by a fundamentalist Christian foundation has been rated as an...


Is Britain’s children learning yet?

Apparently not: Leading scientists have launched an unprecedented attack on the teaching of creationist theories in Tony Blair’s flagship academies. Britain’s most prestigious scientific body, the Royal Society, said children were being confused by the teaching of the Bible’s creation...