Scottish ID supporters are like “Holocaust deniers”?
|April 2, 2012||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, News, science education|
Recently, we noted that the British Centre for Science Education (BCSE) – by its name, modelled on the US Darwin lobby, National Center for Science Education (NCSE) – has decided to wade into explicitly religious (read anti-religious) issues, which is something that NCSE always had too much sense to do (cue sound of schoolroom doors slamming).
A friend mentions that we might also be interested in BCSE associate Keith Gilmour’s website, the “Centre for Unintelligent Design,” endorsed by BCSE, which attacks Scottish educator Alastair Noble or fellow Scot (and Uncommon Descent author) Jonathan McLatchie as being tantamount to “holocaust deniers”.
The problem with this kind of irrational outgassing isn’t that people will be persuaded that Noble or McLatchie are like Holocaust deniers.
The problem is: There are Holocaust deniers out there. At UD, we outed one last year. Using the term to heap abuse on opponents in an unrelated debate undermines the efforts of people who fight the growing menace of anti-Semitism. The term’s meaning and importance is obscured – and actual Holocaust deniers are inadvertently protected as a result.
Remarkably, the BCSE has endorsed this site on their own blog.
One thing about Centre for Unintelligent Design: It would seem to be living up to its name. About BCSE, not so much. In fact, …
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