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by Paul Braterman
August 28th, 2016, 10:02 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Why are some Christians Young Earth Creationists
Replies: 0
Views: 6673

Why are some Christians Young Earth Creationists

https://paulbraterman.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/why-are-some-christians-young-earth-creationists/ reblogged from my good friend (the Reverend) https://michaelroberts4004.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/why-are-some-christians-creationists/ But I argue on my post that there's more to it than he says: YEC be...
by Paul Braterman
February 20th, 2016, 10:06 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Unelected Church nominees sit, vote on Council Education Committees in Scotland, England
Replies: 3
Views: 3605

Unelected Church nominees sit, vote on Council Education Committees in Scotland, England

With, of course, massive over-representation of hell-fire merchants and creationists: An affront to democracy: Unelected Church nominees on Council Education Committees in Scotland (and England) https://paulbraterman.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/an-affront-to-democracy-unelected-church-nominees-on-counc...
by Paul Braterman
February 9th, 2016, 1:18 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Removing Bishops from the House of Lords; Government response to petition
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Removing Bishops from the House of Lords; Government response to petition

"Bishops provide an important independent voice and spiritual insight into the work of the Upper House and while they make no claims to direct representation, they seek to be a voice for all people of faiths. The House of Lords also contains a number of other senior faith representatives." And faith...
by Paul Braterman
August 31st, 2015, 12:41 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Science Magazine: "Birth of the Moralizing Gods"
Replies: 0
Views: 6665

Science Magazine: "Birth of the Moralizing Gods"

What do people think of this new approach in the study of religion as a phenomenon?
https://paulbraterman.wordpress.com/201 ... zing-gods/
by Paul Braterman
June 29th, 2015, 2:28 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: 349 Scots pupils challenge Christian monopoly of RO
Replies: 2
Views: 3629

349 Scots pupils challenge Christian monopoly of RO

Will this spread? 349 students at North Berwick High School have signed a petition challenging Christianity’s monopoly of Religious Observance; remember that the school is nominally non-denominational, which in practice has meant, as it generally does in Scotland, Protestant: Petition for the Secula...
by Paul Braterman
June 14th, 2015, 12:00 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Evolution, Creationism, Xianity; what teachers need to know
Replies: 1
Views: 3259

Evolution, Creationism, Xianity; what teachers need to know

Evolution, Creationism, and Christianity; what teachers need to know https://paulbraterman.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/evolution-creationism-and-christianity-what-teachers-need-to-know/ Outline of suggested teaching materials; suggestions and comments invited. I team up with a geologist historian CofE ...
by Paul Braterman
May 30th, 2015, 10:43 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: When a Young Earth Creationist discovers a 60 Myo fossil
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

When a Young Earth Creationist discovers a 60 Myo fossil

And a rare interesting find at that, from the early Palaeogene, when life was radiating rapidly into the niches that had been occupied by the dinosaurs and their cousins. https://paulbraterman.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/what-happens-when-a-young-earth-creationist-discovers-a-60000000-year-old-fossil/ ...
by Paul Braterman
December 28th, 2014, 12:07 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Answers in Genesis praises Scottish Government's policy
Replies: 1
Views: 3285

Answers in Genesis praises Scottish Government's policy

Answers in Genesis praises Scottish Government's creationism teaching policy http://wp.me/p21T1L-pc The Scottish Goverment (through a civil servant; are they already planning a retreat?) has come out against the Scottish Secular Society petition asking them "to issue official guidance to bar the pre...
by Paul Braterman
June 21st, 2014, 4:35 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Keeping creationism out of schools in Scoland
Replies: 21
Views: 9617

Keeping creationism out of schools in Scoland

Recent welcome developments in England stop at the border. Scottish Secular Society are therefore drafting a petition to Scottish Parliament to bar creationism from schools: more at http://wp.me/p21T1L-gm Comments welcome, especially suggestions of possible supporters, and information about actual c...
by Paul Braterman
April 12th, 2014, 12:32 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Antifragility and Anomaly; Why Science Works
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Antifragility and Anomaly; Why Science Works

Antifragility and Anomaly; Why Science Works http://wp.me/p21T1L-dQ Scientific theories are rarely refuted by counter-example. On the contrary, anomalies give information about special situations, leaving the scientific basis of the theory stronger, because better informed. Radiometric dating, plane...
by Paul Braterman
March 29th, 2014, 12:55 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Creationism in the classroom; in 2 mins you can help stop it
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

Creationism in the classroom; in 2 mins you can help stop it

Creationism in the classroom; in 2 minutes you can help stop it; here’s how and why http://wp.me/p21T1L-cl Background and link to British Humanist Association letter writing campaign. Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Accelerated Christian Education, Everyday Champions, twice renamed, finally flops, the latest o...
by Paul Braterman
March 12th, 2014, 10:53 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Why I do NOT “believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution"
Replies: 36
Views: 4377

Why I do NOT “believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution"

Why I do NOT “believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution" http://wp.me/p21T1L-c2 Fact not theory; 150 years on from Darwin's watershed publication; evidence not belief. Words matter.
by Paul Braterman
March 1st, 2014, 1:07 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Creationist Tron Church Glasgow Minister misquotes, misleads
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Creationist Tron Church Glasgow Minister misquotes, misleads

Creationism and Evolution; An Open Letter to a Misleadingly Quote-mining Minister http://wp.me/p21T1L-bD

This congregation recently left the Church of Scotland, over the ordination of gay ministers.
by Paul Braterman
February 23rd, 2014, 1:39 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: How NOT To Defend Evolution
Replies: 0
Views: 3038

How NOT To Defend Evolution

(Come to think of it, have I misframed the problem by using the word "defend", as if there were something that could sensibly be attacked?) Anyway, my critique of a well-meaning but disastrous article in Forbes : How NOT To Defend Evolution; With Friends Like These Who Needs Enemies? http://wp.me/p2...
by Paul Braterman
January 18th, 2014, 10:27 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Darwin's agnosticism, for reasons much misrepresented
Replies: 2
Views: 1634

Darwin's agnosticism, for reasons much misrepresented

Darwin dismissed Paley's argument from specific design, moved towards accepting the argument from the overal design of the Universe (his position when he wrote On the Origin of Species ), but then moved to agnosticism for interesting and often misquoted reasons: Darwin, God, Alvin Plantinga, and Evo...
by Paul Braterman
September 16th, 2013, 1:59 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Young Earth Creationist books handed out in Scottish primary
Replies: 0
Views: 2446

Young Earth Creationist books handed out in Scottish primary

Reviewed, with links to background story.Worst than you could have imagined - from dinosaurs on the Ark to Young Earth to atheists can't be moral to evolution scientists are liars to Real science supports Genesis, and given out to all the kids at a Scottish primary, by a chaplain from a sect that ha...
by Paul Braterman
September 7th, 2013, 10:27 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Creationism run wild for years in Scottish State School
Replies: 17
Views: 3469

Creationism run wild for years in Scottish State School

Children in Scottish state school given books showing dinosaurs pulling carts for humans and describing evolution as a lie. Gift from Church of Christ sect evangelist who had been school chaplain for 8 years, imported assistants from US, and discussed the Religious Education syllabus (which is suppo...
by Paul Braterman
June 23rd, 2013, 11:00 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Sex, lies,& abstinence-only in Scotland; what FoI dredged up
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Sex, lies,& abstinence-only in Scotland; what FoI dredged up

The latest on the Pam Stenzel horror lecture scandal: http://wp.me/p21T1L-5X This is what happens when you allow Catholic schools to classify human sexuality as part of religious education, and give control of religious education to the Catholic Bishops' Council, a committee of professional celibate...
by Paul Braterman
June 12th, 2013, 10:18 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Young Earth Creationist advising, addressing Scottish school
Replies: 18
Views: 2964

Young Earth Creationist advising, addressing Scottish school

For more details see http://wp.me/p21T1L-58 Cahplaincy panel (!) member Dr. Nagy Iskander has singled out for praise by Answers in Genesis, is a welcome visitor and occasional speaker at Ken Ham’s Creation Museum in Kentucky, regards Young Earth Creationism as true, as good science, and as foundatio...