Creationists Convince South Korean Officials to Remove Evolutionary References From High School Textbooks
In America, the debate over evolution and creationism is seemingly never-ending. And, judging from the numbers, the battle is poised to continue. But itâs not just the U.S. that finds itself embroiled in controversy surrounding the creation and development of mankind. In South Korea, where disagreement is also fierce, a shocking decision has been made: Officials plan to remove some evolutionary references from high school student textbooks.
The creationist-led victory was achieved last month when a petition to remove references to evolution was accepted. While the theory isnât being taken out entirely, specific examples, including the horse and the avian ancestor Archaeopteryx will be nixed. Biologists who embrace evolution are voicing their concerns with the development,...
Glad to see that all the references are not removed. Wrong as evolution may be, the fact is that many scientists do believe in it, and that should be reflected in the textbook. We don't want it to go the other way.