Skeptical Voter Questionnaire Response 2010
I am receiving a blizzard of similar e-mails and replying to virtually none but I have made an exception because of the obvious importance of science to our future.
My answers are:
[1. Do you support the use of NHS money to provide unproven health products such as homeopathy?]
[2. Should schools be allowed to teach creationism as an equivalent theory to evolution?]
[3. Do you believe that religious belief should be legally protected from ridicule?]
[4. Should an independent government adviser whose views in their area of expertise conflict with government policy be able to express those views publicly?]
[5. Should religious courts such as Sharia and Beth Din be recognised as alternative systems within UK law?]
[6. Do you agree that testing on animals (within strict criteria) is a necessary part of the development of medicines?]
[7. Should policy-makers trust scientific evidence even when it appears counter-intuitive?]
[8. Do you think that abortion time limits should always be determined by the current scientific and medical consensus?]
[9. Should religious leaders be entitled to vote in the House of Lords?]
[10. Do you support the reform of English and Welsh libel law to allow a stronger 'public interest' defence?]
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