Swiss creationists were successful in having a passage on divine creation included as a possible origin for life alongside darwinism in a science textbook used in schools. But, of course, the evolutionists are screaming bloody murder because of it, and The Big Debate on whether religion should be taught in a science class has ensued. My opinion: No it should not, and the sooner we get the religion of evolution out of science class the better.
Let me just state one more time for the record: telling us how life came to be is a question which is beyond the scope and authority of science, since science can only tell us what is true about what can be tested and repeated Here and Now. Answers which have to assume unprovable axioms (which evolution as an origin of life answer does) ARE NOT scientific answers. Questions involving unprovable axioms belong to the realm of philosophy.
This is basic science 101, I had it drilled into my head as a science major at university (but was very familiar with it having been taught it in junior high and high school EVERY YEAR before that). Now I wonder if they bother to teach it anymore, since no one seems to know that scientific answers must be testable and repeatable. I have never heard a single journalist, government official, school board member, or scientist they get to quote for these articles bring up this point, have you?
Now there are a lot of unbelievable jaw droppers in this article, but the two that really blew me away are:
"But angry scientists and education experts soon forced the revision of the divisive passage, arguing that teaching creationism in science classes implies a controversy when there isn’t since evolution has been “proven beyond all reasonable doubt.”
And if that isn’t bad enough:
"The assembly warned that creationist ideas in the form of science – once almost exclusively restricted to the United States – has spread throughout Europe and could threaten human rights and democracy."
Belief in the Creator is only a threat to fascists, dictators, and power- hungry oppressors everywhere. But let not the suppressors of academic and intellectual freedom cry about human rights and democracy.