We're doing it again! This time we are biking from Petra in Jordan up to Nazareth in Israel, to raise money for the Nazareth Hospital CT Scanner appeal. Last year we raised over £50,000 for the Children's Unit! Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel; the people are lovely, and the kids are awesome. Nazareth also treats kids in the West Bank of Palestine who have very limited access to healthcare. They need your help! Go to my sponsorship page to find out more and see what you can do! Maybe even join us..?
02 July 2010
Thanks to the inestimable PZ Myers, my attention has been drawn to a "science" text book for children published by Bob Jones University in the US. Have a browse through the sample chapter and the "Look inside" pages. It does make you despair for the lost generation of American kids who are undergoing the systematic decerebration of Christian Homeschooling. But it makes you despair even more to think that an *adult* put this crap together in the belief (unsupported by evidence) that they were creating a book that was worthy to have the word "Science" in its title.
And it also says something about the integrity of the whole crazy institution that saw fit to grant Mr Ian RK Paisley an honorary "PhD", as if enough had not been said.
THIS is why it is important to tackle creationism. Richard Dawkins is absolutely right - this is the intellectual abuse of children.