sanity prevails in Europe

24 September 2007

The council of Europe just released a wonderful statement, The Dangers of Creationism in Education. Republican presidential candidates that deny the fact of evolution and ignore mountains of support for the theory of evolution by natural selection would do well to heed this document.

From the first sentence (“Creationism in any of its forms, such as “intelligent design”, is not based on facts, does not use any scientific reasoning and its contents are definitely inappropriate for science classes.”) it is beautiful and takes no prisoners. I am sure some srious howling from the more benighted and backward members of our species will soon ensue.

And, a temporary home for this:



Happy birthday to PZ Myers, the scourge of creationism and invertebrologer extraordinaire! A semicentennial of poetry, and while many people, including Dawkins have contributed, I think that my favourite poem comes courtesy of Evolution Blog. Well…with a little help from EAP into the bargain…