Monday, 29 June 2009

Paul Taylor wants religion in UK science classes

AIG recently re-posted this article from 2007 by Paul Taylor from AIG UK.

This chemistry graduate and ex-teacher takes a break from claiming that 99.9% of the worlds biologists are either incompetent or part of a worldwide atheist conspiracy, to claim that 99.9% of the world's cosmologists are either incompetent or are part of a worldwide atheist conspiracy.
The point that should concern Christian parents and teachers is that only one worldview—a secular evolutionary worldview—is taught as if it were established fact, contrary to the actual requirements of the National Curriculum.

In Paul's world he has his own definition of the word "evolve" that leads him to some unusual conclusions about the curriculum;
4.4c — how stars evolve over a long timescale

In 4.4c, the use of the word evolve is likely to cause confusion and is probably included to imply an acceptance of big bang cosmology.

He goes on to accuse the writers of the syllabus of simply assuming that the speed of light has always been constant.  Never mind Einstein and the careful output from thousands of experiments in fields ranging from cosmology, astronomy and physics, he thinks that the world is just six thousand years old beacuse he added up the ages of people in the bible.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting - in the article he says "In statement OCR4.7.11, the writers of the syllabus allow facts to be confused with their presuppositions. They assume that the universe’s rate of expansion is constant—an unwarranted assumption."

    He appears to accept the current size and rate of expansion of the universe. It having got like that in 6000 years, probably whilst expanding at a variable rate. Since he's rejecting anything like the "big bang", it needn't have expanded very much at all so size (in this context) isn't a problem. But wow, the acceleration! Unless, of course, his god set it off already running at a fair old lick.

    No problem there then - as long as you're a biblical literalist. If not, it should be easy enough to knock up an equation relating original size and original velocity. I bet that would have some remarkable implications. Probably for the speed of light.

    No problem there though - as long as you're a biblical literalist. Unless, of course, it turned out that the speed of light had to have changed in the wrong direction.