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DfES answers anti-creationist call

Postby Brian Jordan » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:45 am

" British Humanist Association: DfES answers anti-creationist call
Friday, 17 Nov 2006 16:04
The British Humanist Association and the Christian think-tank Ekklesia have welcomed a statement from the DfES in answer to the two organisations' call that they denounce materials sent to schools by the organisation 'Truth in Science' which encouraged schools to incorporate 'intelligent design' into school science.

The DfES has said that officials are 'currently working with the QCA to find a suitable way of communicating to schools it is not part of the Science National Curriculum.' The two organisations wrote to the DfES on 29th September (see http://tinyurl.com/ydmvod).

In addition, the Department distanced itself from the resources sent to schools, saying, 'Neither the DfES nor the QCA have been involved in the development or distribution of the Truth in Science resource pack'.

Andrew Copson, BHA education officer, said: 'Truth in Science claimed the support of the National Curriculum and then they claimed the acquiescence of the DfES (http://www.truthinscience.org.uk/site/c ... ew/196/63/) - it's now clear they were wrong on both counts.'"

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