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The government will publish science curriculum guidelines for schools, and has stated that creationism and intelligent design have no part in the teaching of science. Many of you greeted the announcement with satisfaction:

A good, clear decision from the Government.

Now they should take it to the next logical step, and remove religious schools from the state system. State funds should not be used to promote one religion over another. If parents want that, they can pay for it themselves in a private school.

Adam


Seriously, about time. Now we just need Bush to get out of office so the US can follow suit and we won't be poisoning the minds of our youth with this propaganda BS. There is plenty of other propaganda BS to fill their minds with!
Nice to know that the Brits still have it when it comes to facing facts, but as long as the backwaters of southern USA harbor a strong level of scientific talibanism, I think that creationism will continue to be a nuisance in many a school curriculum discussion.

The only danger to civilisation is ignorance, the only cure is proper education. We need to educate better, and more, before the idiots take complete control.

Pascal Monett


But then a dissenting voice spoke up:

So science has ruled out the possibility of intelligent design or has it? Math is said to be the language of science, especially used in chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. Once you can prove a fact is not correct *then* you may dismiss it.

We assume intelligent design is false, a higher power cannot exist? Why not? Couldn’t a higher intelligence have sculpted the “big bang”, evolution, etc. etc. well...yes.

Descartes a famous mathematician tried to prove what existed and what didn’t. First he proved he existed (cogito ergo sum) even if he was just an intelligence imagining the world and everything in it. Next he set out to prove or disprove everything else existed. Sadly he failed, everything could be fake, like a dream.

If it can’t even be proven that the screen you are reading this on exists (which I think it does) what is the point of dismissing intelligent design? Science may think it has eliminated I.D. as a possibility by *vote*, but mathematics cannot yet as math *is* truth.

Where do I stand? I am a true scientist refusing to dismiss anything (as offensive as it may be to me or others) until completely proven to be false. Thus I believe in a higher power and in teaching *all* possibilities of our existence in schools. QED

Mathematicalscientist

Cue a bit of a dog-pile. Or maybe a god-pile. Regardless, head thatwaywards for the fallout.


Egg-heads at Mensa, doubtless anxious to appear hip and trendy, have drafted in a youthful new brain. In our opinion, kids should stay away from cogitating and stick to gun-slinging. It's far more wholesome.

[Georgia and Steven Hawking have a lot in common.] Both wear nappies, both need help with doors, both have trouble with stairs, in fact both are completely dependant on adult care. Only Hawking can complain about it though... the words "Make-sure-you-wipe-prop-er-ly-this-time. I-itched-all-last-night."

david soponski


Not very impressive. IQ scores are relative to your age; a score of 100 means you have then mean intelligence quotient for someone your age. A score of 152 means you have the intelligence of someone half as old as you again - in this case 3 years old.

I don't think we'll see any breakthroughs in cold fusion from this kid any time soon ...

Mark Grady


"The Hampshire wunderkind could have scored even higher on the test – except after 45 minutes of answering questions she needed her nap."

Yup - that happened to me too!! sigh

Law


Call that reporting? a two year old could write a better story than that.

:-p

Anon

Posting anonymously won't save you, bub. You are hereby banned from reading the Reg for the next five minutes. May you learn your lesson.

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