I'm late to the news that Michael Reiss has resigned 1 as Director of Education at the Royal Society. PZ has compiled the important bits (The RoySoc's announcement and Richard Dawkins'' response) over at Pharyngula. The best bit is the way Dawkins handles the whole issue of accommodationism (would appeasement be an easier word?). Dawkins concludes:

Perhaps, rather than resign his job with the Royal Society, Professor Reiss might consider resigning his Orders?

And PZ adds:

Let us ask, though, if these brave paladins of Jesus-compatible science would be willing to set aside their religion to better endorse science — and I think we all know what the answer would be.

Amen to that, bros.

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