Creationism is the religious belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe were created in some form by a supernatural being or beings.

Intelligent design is the assertion that "certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection."

After five years of campaigning by the BHA and others, in September 2007, the Government published its ‘Guidance on the place of creationism and intelligent design in science lessons’, in which it is made clear that creationism and intelligent design are not scientific theories, and so cannot be taught in science lessons, as they have "no underlying scientific principles, or explanations, and are not accepted by the scientific community as a whole".

Read more about the British Humanist Association (BHA) campaign to counter creationism and intelligent design in schools.

Creationism in West Sussex

Creationist organisations are continually trying to influence and infiltrate schools throught the UK.

Last year, concerned parents contacted West Sussex Humanists about a Creationist assembly held at Warden Park secondary school, Cuckfield.

If your school is inviting Creationist organisations to give talks, hold assemblies, take part in classes, or if they are distributing literature to the school, please email your local representative or Andrew Edmondson or make a post in the forum.


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