Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Would You Adam and Eve It?

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Would You Adam and Eve It?

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According to Alice Roberts, president of the Association for Science Education, refusing children a choice of perspectives by not looking at creationism is "open-minded". But Professor Roberts is dangerously naive.

Knowledge is not about facts alone but also about how human beings order their understanding of the natural world. I myself have experienced many unusual interventions in my life as a teacher and missionary, but if I told scientists some might deny the validity of such evidence because it is not statically experimental but life-experiential. Yet it is no less real.

For example: once, in South America, an internal voice told me not to go through a door, so I did not. The police told me that armed drug dealers had been waiting for me on the other side. …

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