The Times reports:
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Creationism should be taught in science classes as a legitimate point of view, according to the Royal Society, putting the august science body on a collision course with the Government.
The Rev Michael Reiss, a biologist and its director of education, said it was self-defeating to dismiss as wrong or misguided the 10 per cent of pupils who believed in the literal account of God creating the Universe and all living things as related in the Bible or Koran. It would be better, he said, to treat creationism as a world view.
Leaving aside the question of whether Creationism can be defined as a "world view" I wonder why it matters at all whether anyone other than evolutionary biologists believe in it or not. In practical terms a belief in Creationism or Intelligent Design has little or no effect on the way one conducts his or her personal or professional affairs -- and that includes public officials. So why the hoo hah?