Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Dawkins vs Flying Spaghetti Monster

I am a huge fan of Richard Dawkins. But I am shocked and appalled that he sees no place for Flying Spaghetti Monster in our schools:

"Segregation has no place in the education system," he argues. "Take Northern Ireland. You could get rid of the climate of hostility within a generation by getting rid of segregated schooling. Separating Catholics and Protestants has fomented centuries of hostility." But Dawkins reserves his greatest scorn for creationists. "How any government could promote the Vardy academies in the north-east of England is absolutely beyond me. Tony Blair defends them on grounds of diversity, but it should be unthinkable in the 21st century to have a school whose head of science believes the world is less than 10,000 years old."

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