Re the letter “Open Debate is needed”,
I for one, would love to debate Mr. Geoffrey Lover.
Every single point stated in his letter is factually inaccurate, including his definition of the word Theory.
In Science a theory summarizes a hypothesis or group of hypotheses that have been supported with repeated testing.
If enough evidence accumulates to support hypothesis, it moves to the next step known as a theory and becomes the accepted explanation.
Perhaps Mr. Lover, who is eager for Creationism to be taught in schools, would be equally happy for Evolution to be taught in Church?
Teaching children to believe Bronze Age fairy tales on punishment of hell is, in my opinion, tantamount to child abuse.
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