On a roll today!
This one is about Christina Wilkinson, headteacher of St Andrew’s Church of England school in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. She, it was, who penned this little doozey –
“Evolution is not a fact. That’s why it’s called a theory! There’s more evidence that the Bible is true.”
I find it rather worrying that someone educated to degree level and entrusted with educating children should fail so miserably to understand basic English.
A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. Such fact-supported theories are not “guesses” but reliable accounts of the real world.
The “Theory” of Evolution, like the “Theory” of Gravity, is as close to unquestionable as it’s possible to get. The Bible, on the other hand, contains nothing more complex than notions written down by people who didn’t understand where the sun went every night. It is evidence only of its own existence – nothing more.
Besides which – we all KNOW that the universe was sneezed out by the Great Green Arkleseizure. It says so in the book …