24 3 / 2011
The Everyday Champions Church is one of several Christian groups trying to start a free school. To quote from Pastor Evans “Creationism will be embodied as a belief at Everyday Champions Academy, but will not be taught in the sciences. Similarly, evolution will be taught as a theory. We believe children should have a broad knowledge of all theories in order that they can make informed choice.”
How can anyone in their right mind hand their children over to someone as scientifically ignorant as this. To make it clear, a theory is an explanation of something. I have a theory that the moon is made of green cheese. A Scientific Theory is an explanation that has evidence to back it up and which scientists are forever trying to find experiments to disprove. No-one has any evidence of any kind that the moon is made of green cheese. Nobody has any experimental evidence that we are descended from Adam and Eve.
A Scientific Theory is a very special kind of theory and you don’t get to pick and choose them like your shopping.
Pastor Evans should be made to write this out a hundred times.