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Junk Science Taught Worldwide

Scientists around the world are concerned about creationism being taught in schools, instead of evolution. For them, this is all part of the trend towards junk science, which shapes facts to fit beliefs?at a time when, more than ever, we need REAL science to solve our major problems.

In the Independent, Sarah Cassidy quotes British Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, who has been interviewed on Dreamland, as saying he wants to "help those [teachers] who are attempting to uphold the rights of young people to have access to accurate scientific knowledge about the origins and evolution of life on Earth."

We're used to hearing about this problem in the US, but it's a problem in the UK as well. Cassidy quotes scientists as saying that the origins of life are being "concealed, denied or confused" in schools in almost 70 different countries.

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