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Author Topic:   No evolution/creation debate in Europe
CK
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Message 11 of 107 (442460)
12-21-2007 11:39 AM
Reply to: Message 5 by Buzsaw
12-21-2007 10:17 AM


Re: Schools
quote:
What about the schools in Europe compared to the US so far as freedom for balanced debate relative to intelligent design vs evolution etc? Imo America the so called free is not free in this respect.
I don't know about the rest of Europe but in the UK, Intelligent design is seen the same as believing in a flat earth, it's just not an issue for serious discussion* - the idea of wasting precious schooltime to discuss such a non-issue would be seen as madness. The only place it would be discussed is maybe in a social sciences class where students would be studying american society or the like or it might be mentioned in passing while discussing evolution - but no school would devote any serious amount of time to it.
* very very rarely, someone tries to get creationism into the classroom in a ad-hoc fashion but it's quickly stamped on.
Just asked the missus father (A science teacher), if they teach about Intelligent design in Belgium - his answer was pretty much what mine was.
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CK
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Message 24 of 107 (442647)
12-22-2007 7:00 AM
Reply to: Message 18 by Buzsaw
12-21-2007 5:34 PM


Balance with what?
There is a cultural gulf here - you are saying that bibical models should be taught to provide balance, that there is merit to the ideas of creationism/Intelligence design. We, from europe is saying that there is nothing to balance, we start from a position that both concepts have no merit. Well actually we don't even start from there, both concepts are so discredited, we don't even discuss anymore if they should be discussed.

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Message 33 of 107 (442999)
12-23-2007 11:50 AM
Reply to: Message 32 by reiverix
12-23-2007 10:59 AM


Re: historical problems
quote:
So is the Creationism cancer slowly permeating throughout the globe?
Not really, that story got a great deal of coverage because it was such an oddity.

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