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Is there room for debate in science?

This week the scientist Michael Reiss resigned as the director of education at the Royal Society. His resignation came following the controversy over his recent comments on creationism. Science columnist Bryan Appleyard and Professor Chris Higgins, the Vice Chancellor of Durham University, discuss whether there is room for debate in science.

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