The Royal Astronomical Society adds its voice for evolution


The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with a statement from the Royal Astronomical Society, adopted in 2011.

In its statement, the society expresses (PDF) its support for "the teaching of evolution, geophysics, astronomy and other scientific theories in school science lessons." As for supposed alternatives, the statement adds that "Intelligent Design and Creationism are not scientific theories and are presented with too little regard to carefully developed and tested scientific evidence, in order to support a preconceived view. ... These ideas directly contradict scientific evidence and are so far from accepted scientific knowledge that they are regarded by scientists as false."

The Royal Astronomical Society's statement is now reproduced, by permission, on NCSE's website, and will also be contained in the fourth edition of NCSE's Voices for Evolution.