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March 03, 2006

Schools to teach 'Adam and Eve' theory

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Fears that the education reforms will make it easier to teach creationism.

Schools to teach 'Adam and Eve' theory

By Marie Woolf, Political Editor

Published: 05 February 2006

MPs have expressed fears that the Government's education reforms could lead to children being taught a concept that contradicts Darwin's theory of evolution.

They have warned that "intelligent design", which suggests human beings were created by God rather than through natural selection, could become a mainstream subject in some schools.

MPs have written to Ruth Kelly, the Secretary of State for Education, saying the increased control to be offered to sponsors of the new trust schools could lead to evangelical Christian bodies taking over the curriculum.

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