Jonny Scaramanga has unearthed evidence that, despite the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove’s stated opposition to the teaching of creationism and anti-science in UK classrooms, that Christian Accelerated Education in the UK teach in their Ofsted approved curriculum, that The Loch Ness Monster “disproves” Darwinian Evolution by Natural Selection, that Solar Fusion is a “myth” and that Dinosaurs and Humans once coexisted.
I chatted with Jonny for the Fundamentally Flawed podcast about his findings, and the reluctance of the UK media to investigate his evidence further, due to a fear of legal issues, from the American creationist-backed organisation, who currently operate more than 60 schools around the United Kingdom.
In the states, it’s even worse.
Small religious schools, including some that are just a few years old and others that have struggled to attract tuition-paying students, are cock-a-hoop over the plan. New Living Word in Ruston is especially chuffed over the scheme, and is willing to accept the highest number of voucher students – 314.
New Living Word has a top-ranked basketball team but no library. Students spend most of the day watching TVs in bare-bones classrooms. Each lesson consists of an instructional DVD that intersperses Biblical verses with subjects such chemistry or composition.
Looks like the creationists are winning in South Korea too.
Jim, I dig this blog. I’m also an editor at an addiction information site, and lately I’ve been doing some research on porn addiction among pastors. What I’m finding is pretty surprising. I would love to write an article for “How Good is That?” about porn addiction and church leadership. Let me know if you’re interested.