Wednesday, 5 March 2008

New Humanist readers say you can't deny creationists a platform

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Last week, amid the controversy over a talk by Islamic creationists in a lecture theatre belonging to University College London, we posed the following question in a poll on this blog:

Following the Islamic creationist talk in one of University College London's lecture theatres, do you think creationists should ever be allowed to speak in university buildings?

294 people voted, and the results were as follows:
Yes: 76% (225 votes)
No: 23% (69 votes)

So a clear majority came down in favour of free speech. It seems readers of this blog are more uncomfortable with the idea of banning groups from speaking than they are with the idea of anti-scientific nonsense being espoused in university buildings. Which seems like a solid humanist view to us.

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