Religious News: Creationist Biologist Quits Post at Royal Society

From BBC News

 

Creationist Biologist Quits Post at Royal Society

 

Professor Michael Reiss has quit as director of education at the Royal Society following the controversy over his recent comments on creationism.

 

Last week Prof Reiss – a Church of England minister – said creationism should be discussed in science lessons if pupils raised the issue.

 

He was criticised by other scientists – though misquoted as saying creationism should be “taught” in science classes.

 

The society said some of his comments had been “open to misinterpretation”.

 

This had damaged its reputation.

 

“As a result, Professor Reiss and the Royal Society have agreed that, in the best interests of the society, he will step down immediately as director of education – a part-time post he held on secondment,” it said in a statement.

 

“He is to return, full time, to his position as professor of science education at the Institute of Education.”

 

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