Joined: Oct. 2005
From the (Manchester) Guardian:
Fundamentalists 'threaten scientific progress'
Two quotes stick out:
"The speech warns of the emerging problem of creationism being taught in school science lessons as a theory on equal footing with evolution. Lord May called on scientists to be more proactive in making their voices heard."
"All ideas should be open to questioning, and the merit of ideas should be assessed on the strength of evidence that supports them and not on the credentials or affiliations of the individuals proposing them."
which we can interpret as meaning that we can happily ignore anything the outgoing president of the Royal Society has said. :-)
It is fun to dip into the various threads to watch cluelessness at work in the hands of the confident exponent. - Soapy Sam (so say we all)