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Saturday, 3 December 2011

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Historical re-enactment?

The Intelligent Design Movement, previously known as Creationism, has demanded that Father Christmas be included in the school history curriculum alongside other historic figures, such as Columbus, George Washington and Stan Laurel.

"There is as much evidence for Father Christmas in the history books as there is for Henry the Eighth," said ID Proponent, Michael Beye. "There is nobody alive today who can definitively say that Henry existed any more than Saint Nick."

According to the latest Intelligent Design idea, there is only the word of academic historians to 'prove' any historical figure existed prior to the nineteenth century.

"There's nobody alive from that period to ask," said Beye. "How is that science?"

Beye also considers that given how much argument there is among historians that this shows how weak their theories are.

"Mainstream opinion is that Henry the Eighth split off from Catholicism to provide wealth to fund wars," said Beye. "The idea that he was talking to God is shouted down. Many tens of historians hold this view. Time and time again, we have seen the main stream view of history overturned."

Beye maintains that this minority view that Santa Claus was a real historical figure is a similar case of the mainstream history movement attempting to quash anything that does not fit in their mainstream view.

"Just because most people say it's wrong," he said. "It doesn't mean it is."

BBC historian, Simon Schama, is part of the mainstream.

"Where do they find these people?" he asked. "Are the asylums full?"

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