“Just because something lacks scientific support doesn’t seem to me a sufficient reason to omit it from a science lesson”
—Quote by Times of India:Reverend Michael Reiss, Biologist and Director of Education at the Royal Society
Screw neutrality: what a MORON!!!Obviously, the issue here is creationism. I still can’t get over the quote, particularly who it represents: this is the f***ing ROYAL SOCIETY!!!
UPDATE: Ok, the full text makes him sound less crazy.
So when teaching evolution, there is much to be said for allowing students to raise any doubts they have (hardly a revolutionary idea in science teaching) and doing one’s best to have a genuine discussion. The word ‘genuine’ doesn’t mean that creationism or intelligent design deserve equal time.
(Emphasis mine) See? More than enough to count as sane. I will retract “moron”… and replace it with “WIMP!!!” The bulk of his argument is that we shouldn’t FORCE people to accept evolution. This, of course, is stupid on a whole bunch of levels, the simplest being that scientific truth is scientific truth, and there are no two “worldviews” (his words) about it.