Talk about mad scientists

But 70% seem sane and rational.
Creationism should be taught as science, say 29% of teachers, says the story in today’s Guardian. But things are not quite as they seem. That’s 29% (about 350) of 11% (1210) of the total number of education professionals (10,600) Teachers TV tried to survey via e-mail. In other words, that’s the view of 29% of those who actually responded. The survey doesn’t seem to have been restricted to science teachers either. The low response may have been because a lot of the recipients of the mail message didn’t consider the subject relevant to their area of education.
I don’t know much about stats or the science of conducting surveys, but it’s hard not to conclude that the information gathered in this particular survey is of rather dubious value.

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