If you’re not a regular reader of my blog (or only have a passing awareness of my podcast, Token Skeptic – yes, same name!), then you can do yourself a favour and get my favourite (and the best!) interviews in print form over at the CSICOP website in a column called Curiouser and Curiouser!
This month’s is with Jonny Scaramanga, where we set everyone straight about Creationism, Accelerated Christian Education, and the Loch Ness Monster.
Jonny Scaramanga is an UK independent musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and teacher in Bath. He once attended an ACE school and questions whether the system has done the right thing by him and thousands of students world-wide, at “Leaving Fundamentalism”. His article, “Fundamental Errors With Evangelist Schooling” features at the Times Educational Supplement site.
…they’re telling students that the world is 6,000 years old and that evolution is essentially a conspiracy. I think it’s fair to say the overall point that you get from their curriculum is that scientists know that this evolution business didn’t really happen, but they really don’t want to believe in God, so they’re all teaming up to argue for the sinking ship of evolution just so that they can deny the existence of God and not have to be Christians. That’s the kind of message they have about science!
Educate yourself about the concerns by reading the Curiouser and Curiouser column here – and subscribe to the Token Skeptic podcast’s new show tomorrow, where I’ve interviewed Mark Henderson of the brilliant Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters!