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Creationism to be kept out of EU science classes

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Creationism to be kept out of EU science classes


The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly has voted to adopt a resolution opposing the teaching of creationism and intelligent design in schools. The text says that European schools should “resist presentation of creationist ideas in any discipline other than religion.”

Anne Brasseur, an assembly member from Luxembourg, involved in drafting the resolution said “The message we want to send is to avoid creationism passing itself off as science and being taught as science. That’s where the danger lies.” Intelligent design argues some life forms are too complex to have evolved according to Darwin’s theory and needed a superior intelligence behind it, Brasseur continued “When I read in some books that the theories of Darwin are a source of terrorism then I have serious doubts about the authors.” Supporters of intelligent design in the US want it taught alongside evolution in Science classes but in 2005 a US court dismissed it as “neo-creationism.”

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