An accidental blog

"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Dawkins, clergymen, the Royal Society and Monty Python

Professor Richard Dawkins compared putting a clergyman in charge of education at the Royal Society to a Monty Python sketch, according to the Daily Telegraph...

...mmmm, weren't many of the founders of the Royal Society clergymen?

It also happens that this 'clergyman' has written extensively about the principles and practice of science education at both primary and secondary level; has directed a number of research, evaluation and curriculum development projects funded by:
  • the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
  • British Council, British Ecological Society
  • Department for Education and Skills
  • Department for Children, Schools and Families
  • Economic and Social Research Council
  • Field Studies Council
  • Gatsby Charitable Foundation
  • Institute of Physics
  • London Challenge
  • London IDEAS Genetics Knowledge Park
  • National Endowment for Science
  • Nuffield Foundation, Technology and the Arts
  • Nuffield Foundation, Planet Science
  • Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
  • Society of Chemical Industry
  • Wellcome Centre and Wellcome Trust.

He edited the Cambridge University Press Advanced Biology Series and was previously a Vice-President of the Institute of Biology.

For more on Reiss see here.

Royal Society's press releases: here and here

Reiss's essay Science lessons should tackle creationism and intelligent design
Audio here

Dawkins's letter here

No comments: