The Royal Society should be ashamed of itself. For remarks which (the Society allows) have been misinterpreted, Michael Reiss has to go. What did he say, begorrah? This:
Not a scandalous pedagogic practice, one would have thought, and not the same thing as teaching creationism. Royal Society fellow Sir Richard Roberts is quoted here as follows:
Just because something lacks scientific support doesn't seem to me a sufficient reason to omit it from the science lesson... There is much to be said for allowing students to raise any doubts they have - hardly a revolutionary idea in science teaching - and doing one's best to have a genuine discussion.
I think it is outrageous that this man is suggesting that creationism should be discussed in a science classroom.
It just goes to show you how easily some people can be outraged. Discussed!