Charles Darwin – ‘questioning the (biblical) stability of species’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7713340.stm
No ‘chance in the UK’ http://news.uk.msn.com/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=10775706 ‘Primitive Britain’
BBC – Action Network – (EBIB) Educational Bureaucratic Irrational Behaviourism.
"Ending this expensive time waster and its very costly interference with the education of our children".
"Philosophers from Plato to William James have allowed their opinions as to the constitution of the universe to be influenced by the desire for edification. Knowing, as they supposed, what beliefs would make men virtuous, they invented arguments, often very sophistical, to prove that these are true". Bertrand Russell. Sophistry means, "the use of fallacious arguments, especially to deceive someone or a fallacious argument". Plato’s argument was philodoxical, ‘half belief/faith and half reason’. Future damage to our children could be incalculable when we carry on taking advantage of their natural credulity and purely on behalf of the aims of the captains of industry or for the enhancing of the powers of control for the ideological (celebritized) leaders. The beguiling nurturing of children and young adults to accept willy-nilly the proposals of all forms of institutional programmes, however well meaning those programmes and ideologies maybe and at first glance.
Private or State Education is for learning about the pros and cons (discernment) of all viewpoints, and is definitely not the place for the indoctrination of the specific ideologies that are put forward by a never ending multitude of expensive and sometimes publicly invisible quangos (quangoes of religiosity) with decisions often made in secret sessions.
Ref, Amartya Sen (Nobel Prize) BBC Today Programme ‘The Power of the Guardians’ "Never has so much power been in the hands of so few". SACRE . NASACRE. (Church and Local Authorities) DIOCESE’S. http://switchboard.real.com/player/email.html?PV=6.0.12&&title=Today&link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fradio4%2Ftoday%2Flistenagain%2Fram%2Ftoday5%5Fsen%5F20060816.ram (old link needs redoing) And, http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/educationbehav/ With the ne’er-do-wells above, and the overwhelming interfering or the impossible mix of superstition and science, there will be no chance for British children http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7729472.stm "It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it." Bronowski. What are we getting – ‘a bunch of PC stereotyped morons’! "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act". Orwell.
Some, unfortunately and very selfishly, are intent on turning our schools into battlegrounds of ideological or religious – dogmatic and sectarian – ‘theatres’, operating unseen through loopholes within the Law and/or our trust: their publicised and agreed intentions!