March 14, 2013 · 7:30 PM
Worried about attacks on science education by creationists from well funded USA and Australian bodies? Concerned about the fundamentalist wedge strategy in education? Think Intelligent Design belongs in an RE class rather than a science class?
Creationism is currently facing more opportunities in the UK education sector than it has ever before had. This talk will cover the current situation and what you can do about it.
You will also learn how to argue with creationists without using logic and evidence.
If we have time we will play "Creationism or Fiction?"
That's our speaker Mark Edon's brief and only slightly tongue in cheek introduction to the topic. A modern day 'Darwin's pitbull', Mark is one of the BCSE's public advocates. The British Centre for Science Education (BCSE) is the leading anti-creationist organisation in Europe. They are a well established professional group dedicated to promoting and defending science education in the UK. The BCSE is run as a cooperative organisation by part-time volunteers with free membership and a community forum where the general public can debate the key issues involved. It believes in the tools for everyone to think for themselves - Science, Education and Reason - and the outcome – Democracy, Pluralism and Liberty.