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« on: Sat 21 June, 2014 - 05:59 am »

A small but valuable step for free thinkers

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UK free schools are now banned from teaching creationism as an alternative to evolution. The theory faces rising opposition in the UK, unlike in the US where private schools championing creationism receive millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money.

According to government documents, schools found teaching the doctrine as a fact will be in violation of the state Funding Agreement.

As part of a “broad and balanced” education, British free schools will no longer be allowed to teach creationism as if it were fact. In future, its teaching will be confined to religious education classes, as long as it is not presented as a valid alternative to established scientific theory.

The government has published a new set of guidelines curbing the practice in academies and free schools.

“The parties further recognize that the requirement on every academy and free school to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, in any case prevents the teaching of creationism as evidence based theory in any academy or free school,” the documents say.

Academies and free schools are financed by the state, but have more freedom than other educational institutions as they are not required to follow the national curriculum and are not controlled by elected local authorities. There are around 174 free schools operating in the UK – around 1 percent of schools.
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« Reply #1 on: Sat 21 June, 2014 - 01:52 pm »

There are opinions that merge creationism and evolution; the  views that ARE opposed are the young earth creation view and the evolution one. I'm not a YEC believer myself.
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« Reply #2 on: Sat 21 June, 2014 - 02:44 pm »

Opinions aren't facts though 
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« Reply #3 on: Sat 21 June, 2014 - 03:23 pm »

Ever investigated the vast differences in the details of evolutionary theories? Yet most of those are stated as 'fact' too. MOST of what the average pedestrian believes about evolution is based on someone's opinion and theory.
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« Reply #4 on: Sat 21 June, 2014 - 04:41 pm »

Yes but vast amounts of those theories have been proven, revised and proven or yet to be realised or refuted. The only time religion alters it's stance on its beliefs and rejigs it's positions is when it's seen to be out of step or in danger of losing members because try as it might those members aren't buying it like they used to.



Also, name some of the facts proven by the creationism theory 
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« Reply #5 on: Sat 21 June, 2014 - 07:55 pm »

How about just 5 things 
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« Reply #6 on: Sat 21 June, 2014 - 08:27 pm »

Ever investigated the vast differences in the details of evolutionary theories? Yet most of those are stated as 'fact' too. MOST of what the average pedestrian believes about evolution is based on someone's opinion and theory.
Whereas ALL of what yec believers believe is based on a 2000 year old book written by sand tards.....mmm.....
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« Reply #7 on: Sat 21 June, 2014 - 10:09 pm »

Told you I'm not a YEC believer, so ...
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« Reply #8 on: Sat 21 June, 2014 - 10:25 pm »

How about five things from the bible then 
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