Saturday, December 09, 2006

Archbishop of Canterbury Speaks Out Against Teaching 'Creationism' .

This is The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, the leader of the world-wide Anglican Communion.

Recently he spoke out against the teaching of 'creationism' in schools in a lengthy interview with the Editor of 'The Guardian', Alan Rusbridger.

The full text of that interview can be found here, but the relevant extracts are reproduced below:-

Rusbridger: Are you comfortable with teaching creationism?

Williams: Ahh, not very. Not very. I think creationism is, in a sense, a kind of category mistake, as if the Bible were a theory like other theories.

Rusbridger: So it shouldn't be taught?

Williams: I don't think it should, actually. No, no.

This puts the Archbishop in direct opposition to that mendacious charlatan, Professor Andy McIntosh, of the risibly-named 'Truth in Science' organisation, which I have previously exposed here.

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