Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Beware of the dogma

Published 03/09/2008

Kevin McNicholl is right to say that Creationists such as Mervyn Storey MLA are either wilfully denying, or foolishly ignorant of, whole scientific disciplines like geology and paleontology (Write Back, August 26).

Look at the rock strata which we see all around our coasts. Geologists can explain the formations with reference to processes of sedimentation, volcanic eruptions, erosion and deposition which took place over millions of years.

The science of geology which has taken many scientists a life time's work since the days of Charles Lyell, has arrived at the conclusion that the different geological eras are millions of years each.

I doubt if Mervyn Storey is qualified to defy the accumulated knowledge and expertise of the whole discipline of geology.

I am certain that if he had managed to revolutionise that body of knowledge he would have received a Nobel Prize.

The Creation story is a religious myth. It belongs in the RE class, not in science.

Politicians who attempt to distort the Northern Ireland curriculum to suit their own religious dogma are in danger of inflicting serious damage on the education and prospects of our schoolchildren.

Les Reid


From the web

Sponsored Videos

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph