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March 01, 2006

Vatican says teaching ID confuses pupils

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Teaching intelligent design will confuse children, says Vatican

By Hilary Clarke in Rome
(Filed: 20/01/2006)

The theory of "intelligent design" is not science and teaching it in schools alongside Darwinian evolution only confuses pupils, the official Vatican newspaper has said.

Prof Fiorenzo Facchini, a specialist in evolutionary theory at the University of Bologna, argued in L'Osservatore Romano that "intelligent design" belonged to the realms of philosophy and religion but not science.

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