Fiona Veitch Smith

I first considered writing a children’s book dealing with the intersection of science and faith when my daughter had just turned 10. She went to a state primary school that is sympathetic to Christianity (it observes all the Christian festivals, says the Lord’s prayer in assemblies, and has a nativity play each year) but is not a Christian school, and she also attends a Baptist church. There was no academic interface between science and religion at her school—which is the normal situation in state schools in Britain—while at Sunday School she was mainly exposed to young earth creation teaching. Although the church did not preach young earth creationism to adults, material for the youngest children still did, by default of the materials used.

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