Sunday, September 14, 2008

Royal Society Education Director: Idiot

Michael Reiss, the Education Director of England's most prestigious and oldest science organization, the Royal Society, and an ordained Anglican minister, has proposed that Creationism be considered along side Evolution in science classrooms. In his science blog, Reiss states that, "Just because something lacks scientific support doesn't seem to me a sufficient reason to omit it from a science lesson." You see, dear readers, Michael Reiss is an idiot. He also states, "I feel that creationism is best seen by science teachers not as a misconception but as a world view." Respectfully, Mr. Reiss, the belief that the Earth is 6,000 years old is wrong, plain and simple. It is a misconception by a factor of about 1 million. Ergo, sir, you are a git, a plonker, a wally, and whatever else it is the British say when someone is an idiot. Not surprisingly, his colleages in the Royal Society are now trying to get him fired. As RS fellow Richard Dawkins put it, "A clergyman in charge of education for the country's leading scientific organisation - it's a Monty Python sketch." Dawkins is probably referring to the fact that Reiss has a silly walk and a propensity for buying arguments. Read more here.

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