Friday, September 10, 2004

Darwin the dogmatist

The Telegraph reports (R) that Serbia has suspended teaching of evolution theory for this year + will only allow it to be reintroduced if the schools provide balance by teaching creationism.

The education minister is quoted: Darwinism is a theory as dogmatic as the one which says God created the first man.
And regarding her pushing her personal beliefs: It is normal that a minister's personality leaves a mark. This is my mark and time will tell if I was right.

I am completely ignorant about the Serbian political system, but how can such a policy be passed? Are the majority of Serbain politicians strongly Christian and not afraid to mix church and State?

More here from the Social Affairs Unit on why schools established by a creationist philanthropist are a good thing.

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