Joining with prominent atheist Richard Dawkins, David Attenborough has called for a ban on the teaching of creationism in public schools in the UK. Creationism posits that an intelligent creator, or God, created the universe and all that is contained therein as recounted in the biblical accounts of the universe’s origins. Anti-scientific and quite unproven, creationism posits a matter of faith as an object of science, which Gordon Brown’s government warned against during his occupancy of 10 Downing Street. The British Science Association and other prominent scientists have called for a ban on the teaching of creationism or ‘intelligent design.’ Richard Dawkins urged people to stop calling evolution a theory when, he argues, in the modern parlance it is all but established scientific fact. The real problem is religious fundamentalism and the anti-scientific attitudes that the faith-based creationism and intelligent design entail, which is contrary to the stated aims of much of modern science. Positing faith alongside science creates more than a few problems for both fields, namely, one relies upon a lack of evidence while the other necessitates a preponderance of evidence in order to be accepted. The danger is in stymying the development of science by trying to tailor it to fit a faith-based model. Not only is this an inherently flawed approach but it also commingles two radically different approaches to the origin and evolution of life.