Monday, October 16, 2006

 

Polish MEP calls for 'scholarly debate' on evolution (Radio Polonia Text + Audio)

Polish European Parliament deputy and biology professor, Maciej Giertych, is calling for an end to the monopoly of Darwinian theory in the teaching of evolution in schools:

'I am a scientist, I am a geneticist, my specialty is population genetics and I reject the theory of evolution on the basis of the field of science I represent. I find that in many fields of science there are scientists who reject the theory of evolution because in their fields they also find evidence against the theory.' says MEP Maciej Giertych.

For the past decades, biology classes in Poland and around the world have focused practically exclusively on Darwinian theory when tackling the subject of evolution. Prof. Giertych and his colleagues see room for reform in this respect.

'Schools are teaching evolution as a fact and there seems to be very little reference to new research that would either support or negate the theory of evolution. There is so much new evidence that is being simply ignored by the school textbooks.'

Continued at "Polish MEP calls for 'scholarly debate' on evolution"

There is an associated mp3 audio file.

Also see "Keep Darwin's 'lies' out of Polish schools: education official" (Posted Saturday, October 14, 2006)

[Radio Polonia, Webcast, Podcast]

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