Thursday, 22 September 2011

British Humanists Want to Silence Criticism of Darwinian Evolution

Sir David Attenborough does not tolerate criticism of Darwinian evolution. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Last May Philip Bell of Creation Ministries International (UK) spoke at a Church of England school in Exeter.

The consequences were surprising: While Bell visited the school on a Religious Education study day, that did not stop some British humanists from assuming that creationists were infiltrating the education system. They promptly began a campaign in support of the teaching of evolution in schools.

Later our old friends Sir David Attenborough and Richard Dawkins joined the fray. They emphasised that no view that challenges Darwinian evolution, such as creation or intelligent design, can be presented as a scientific alternative to evolution in government schools.

The campaign is strange because CMI scientists and speakers do not usually give presentations in schools but rather in churches. But Darwinists seem to be worried that evolution is not exactly popular on Charles Darwin’s home island.

Recent scientific research does not favour evolution. It seems that the only way humanists and other atheists can keep their ground is by proclaiming in a loud voice that they will not tolerate a critical approach to Darwinism.


Statham, Dominic. 2011. Heavyweights move to ban creation. Creation Ministries International named as a ‘threat’ to Britain’s school children. (21 September).