Scottish creationism petition progresses

Paul Braterman outlines progress of the Scottish Secular Society’s Petition relating the teaching of creationism as a valid scientific alternative to the established science of evolution, common descent, and deep time.

This morning, the Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament held its third and final hearing on the Scottish Secular Society’s Petition PE01530. The meeting is archived here, and a transcript will be available in about a week here.

Read more at Paul’s blog (included updates to the press coverage): Creationism in Scotland; our petition makes progress. Paul’s coverage is very detailed, and gives one grounds for optimism. The upshot is that the petition will be forwarded to the Education and Culture Committee, despite the best efforts of the petition’s opponents to misrepresent its aims.

 

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