Science lines creationism up for a chinning
Royal Society webcast set to agitate UK God Squad
Tomorrow evening sees a high-profile counter-punch by the Royal Society against creationists. Leading genetics professor Steve Jones will deliver an unambiguous defence of Darwin's theory, “Why Creationism is Wrong and Evolution is Right” at the learned society's London HQ.
Prof Jones has written several popular science books about evolution, including the re-telling of The Origin of the Species, Almost Like a Whale.
For those who can't make it down, or get turned away by the bouncers, the Royal Society's web chief has contacted The Reg with news that the event will be webcast live. See here for details. For the super-organised, there's a calendar reminder here too.
If you can't manage that either, The Reg will be there on your behalf.
The lecture is set to be accompanied by a broader media offensive. The Royal Society's Fellows will throw their combined brain-weight behind a stout point-by-point rejection of creationism's tenets.
The intervention comes in response to creationism creeping onto the educational agenda in the UK. Let the bun fight commence. ®