Lost in Deep Time with Richard Alley

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  1. The trouble is that the people who should be watching, listening and wondering about the geological realities, will just take a few pictures and go to the gift-shop.

    At night they will read Genesis, and that will contain all the comforting answers that they want.


    As an aside, but surely worrying: “….an increasing number of Muslim students studying at University College London (UCL) have been boycotting lectures on evolution as they clash with their beliefs.

    Steve Jones, the Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics who teaches Biology undergraduates at the University told the Sunday Times “They don’t come or they complain about it or they send notes or emails saying they shouldn’t have to learn this stuff”. He suggested that this was because “they object to the idea that there is a random process out there which is not directed by God”.

    This opposition to the subject has been seen before on university campuses, when in 2006 students from King’s College London circulated leaflets questioning Darwinism at Guy’s Hospital as part of Islam Awareness Week….”


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