Friday, November 03, 2006

 

Darwin under fire in Poland: Education Ministry with a Bent towards Creationism

From Der Spiegel, Germany: Miroslaw Orzechowski, Poland's deputy education minister, has called for Polish schools to ditch Darwinism in favor of creationism. His party is also well known for gay bashing and for wanting to introduce the death penalty...

Orzechowski is intent on keeping Darwinism from falling into the wrong heads. In a recent interview, he commented that it was "sad" that the "lie" of the evolution theories of Charles Darwin were being taught in Polish schools, and called for a debate on whether Darwin's theories should be purged from the school curriculum...

Orzechowski is not the first in the LPR to come out in favor of creationism. LPR Member of the European Parliament Maciej Giertych organized a creationism conference at the European Parliament in October, where he said Darwinism should not be taught in schools. Giertych, who is a biology professor by trade, claimed that humans had had contact with dinosaurs and that Neanderthals continue to live among us...

Full text at "Darwin under fire in Poland: Education Ministry with a Bent towards Creationism" [Intelligent Design, Religion]
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Earlier posts on this topic:

October 14th: "Keep Darwin's 'lies' out of Polish schools: education official"

October 16th: "Polish MEP calls for 'scholarly debate' on evolution (Radio Polonia Text + Audio)"

October 24th: Neanderthal man 'walks among us'

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