Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in The Star of Sheffield, in South Yorkshire, England. We haven’t been able to find one of these letters since last November, and although this specimen is quite brief, it’s the best we can do to keep this series alive.
The letter is titled, in what we assume is proper British spelling, Hast to be a creator . We’ll give you a few excerpts, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and as we usually do we’ll omit the writer’s name and city. Here we go, with a bit of bold font added for emphasis:
If they want to teach creationism alongside Darwinism at the Netherthorpe school, I think this would be fair and the state should support it.
Here’s a link to that school’s website: Netherthorpe School. We can’t determine their policy on creationism, but the letter-writer could be writing about the Bethany School at Netherthorpe, which we mentioned in this post: Creationist Weirdness in the UK. Whichever school he has in mind, we assume the letter-writer is reacting to the news we wrote about here: UK Government Won’t Fund Creationist Schools. On with today’s letter:
At least the children would get a balanced view of origins science as I assume Mr Granville from Sheffield Humanists only wants schools to teach evolution. That would be indoctrination.
Yes, the students need a “balanced view.” If they learn only science, and no pseudo-science, they’ll be indoctrinated. Here’s the last of the letter, which contains a nice bit of creationism:
As for Mr Granville saying creationism has no factual basis, life has to come from life. It’s a scientific law (biogenesis) therefore there has to be a creator.
So there you are, dear reader. There’s a factual basis for creationism, and the state should pay to teach it.
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