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April 26, 2006

Evolution should be taught as a fact, says top scientist

From the Guardian 21st April

Evolution should be taught as fact, says top scientist

Staff and agencies
Friday April 21, 2006

Children should be taught from the age of 11 that Darwin's theory of evolution is a fact, an eminent scientist said today.

Richard Pike, the chief executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry, said that references to it being a "theory" should be abandoned.

His comments came the week before prominent creationist speaker John Mackay, a former science teacher from Queensland, is due to tour halls and chapels in the UK attacking Darwin's ideas, claiming that Genesis is literally true and that the Earth is a few thousands of years old, not millions.

Link to the Guardian story

Link to the Royal Society Press Release


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2 Comments:

Anonymous Millipj said...

The RSC press release can be found here http://www.rsc.org/AboutUs/News/PressReleases/2006/Evolution.asp

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