Monday, October 26, 2009

File this under the category Arghh!!!?!!

s has an article on the results of an international study of opinion as to whether Darwinian Evolution should be taught in schools together with Creationism:
More than half of adults in a survey of 10 countries thought school science lessons should teach evolutionary theories alongside creationism. Among those who knew of Darwinism, on average 53% felt other possible perspectives should also be taught. The figure was 68% in Argentina, in the poll for the British Council, which promotes educational opportunities. In Great Britain 60% felt this way. In Egypt, 27% said such theories should not be in science lessons at all.....

The survey to underpin the work was conducted through Ipsos Mori and involved interviews with some 11,000 people aged over 18, mostly face-to-face, last April. Of those, more than 7,000 knew of Darwin's work already.
Comment: 150 years after the the publication of The Origin of Species most people apparently still have not gotten the message! JAD

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