Pseudoscientific abuse

Nobel chemist, Knight of the Realm, and co-discoverer of the fullerenes, Sir Harold Kroto, has suggested that not teaching science properly in schools and giving equal footing to pseudoscience is tantamount to child abuse. Kroto who now lectures at Florida State University having left England in 2004, explained to a state Capitol audience that humans and fruit flies share the same genes. "You may not like that, but it's not my fault," he says, "It's the way it actually is." His lecture is a response to the intentions of Florida lawmakers, motivated by religious beliefs, to change the way evolution is taught so that teachers are allowed to challenge Darwin's theory.