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Everyday Champions Church’s bid to open a Free School was rejected solely due to concerns about creationism, the group have announced. The British Humanist Association (BHA) has welcomed the news, and commends the Department for Education (DfE) in seeing reason in rejecting the bid.
Thirty leading scientists and science educators including Sir David Attenborough, Professor Richard Dawkins and Professor Michael Reiss, and five national organisations have signed up to a new statement calling for the extension of teaching of evolution in school science and firmer statutory guidance against the promotion of creationism.
BHA joins with leading scientists and other leading organisations to say: ‘Teach evolution, not creationism!’
Today the BHA launched a new campaign along with Sir David Attenborough, Prof Richard Dawkins, Prof Michael Reiss, 27 other scientists and four other organisations calling on the government to introduce guidance that creationism may not be taught in schools, and that the teaching of evolution must be.
The National Trust have announced that they are to review the content of their exhibition at the new Giant’s Causeway visitor centre. The exhibition generated controversy by appearing to suggest that creationism can provide an alternative explanation of the site’s formation.