Measured Against Reality

Monday, March 26, 2007

Creationism in France

France gets to know that joy that is creationism.

Some highlights:

“There is a growing distrust of science in public opinion, especially among the young, and that worries us,” said Philippe Deterre, a research biologist and Catholic priest.

Herve Le Guyader, a University of Paris biology professor who advised the Education Ministry on the Atlas, said high school biology teachers needed more training now to respond to the increasingly open challenges to the theory of evolution.

“It’s often taught in a simplistic way,” he said. “We have to give them the philosophical arguments they need to respond.”

“They are believers, as we are,” the Dominican theologian told the meeting of about 100, mostly Catholic scientists with a few Muslims as well. “There are Christian, Muslim and Jewish approaches that we have to respect.”

Actually, no, you don't have to respect them. When people believe something that is stupid, dangerous and wrong they should be laughed at until no one believes it anymore. This is true of creationism, Scientology, astrology, psychics, religion in general, UFOs and any other belief without evidence.

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