Monday, 27 September 2010

Intelligent Design comes to Glasgow

Dear reader, our blog has moved to a new address.

Do come on over (and change your bookmarks accordingly): rationalist.org.uk

Further evidence that we mustn't become complacent about the creeping influence of creationism and Intelligent Design here in the UK is provided by the establishment of a new "Centre for Intelligent Design" in Glasgow. Here's the blurb from their website:
"The Centre for Intelligent Design is an independent organisation which has been set up by a network of volunteers across the UK and who have professional interests in education, science, medicine, business, and the law.

It is funded by contributions from individuals and organisations who support its aims.Its specific objectives are to:
  • promote the professional investigation and public debate of Intelligent Design
  • challenge, on the scientific evidence, the neo-Darwinian claim that the development of life is purely the result of undirected forces
  • encourage consideration of the wider implications of Intelligent Design.
CID will mount a range of public and academic lectures, and distribute both print and electronic publications."
The centre's president is Professor Norman Nevin who, in addition to being professor emeritus of medical genetics at Queen's University, Belfast, is a Christian lay preacher with a history of speaking out in favour of ID and "teach the controversy" in schools. Its director is another lay preacher, Alastair Noble, a former chemistry teacher and current Educational Consultant for the Christian charity CARE Scotland.

There's not a lot more to say right now, but it's one to keep an eye on, I'm sure you'll agree.
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