Balance?BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3367 (Published 23 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3367
- Liam Farrell, general practitioner, Crossmaglen, County Armagh
Northern Ireland’s minister for culture recently wrote to the Ulster Museum urging it to reflect creationist and intelligent design theories of the universe’s origins. While being interviewed about this on BBC radio he was ambushed by Richard Dawkins, whose withering scorn reduced the minister to an incoherent babbling about intolerance and equality and the need for debate. It was funny but also embarrassing; yep, that’s our minister for culture, folks, don’t it make you proud?
It also illustrates …