Thursday, December 06, 2007
Or Maybe It's the Altitude
According to this report in Christian Today:
Evangelicals in Switzerland recently sparked controversy when they successfully moved school authorities to include creationism alongside evolution in a science textbook.That's the problem! No matter what we do, we just can't seem to come up with proof beyond an unreasonable doubt.
Creationism was presented with evolution in the book as two ways of "explaining" the origin of the universe and life on earth, according to swissinfo, the e-zine by Swiss Radio International.
But angry scientists and education experts soon forced the revision of the divisive passage, arguing that teaching creationism in science classes implies a controversy when there isn't since evolution has been "proven beyond all reasonable doubt."
Apparently, a survey last year found 30 per cent of Swiss reject evolution –- one of the highest rates in Europe – and, worse:
A survey commissioned by a Christian organization called "Pro Genesis" earlier this year found 80 per cent of Swiss want creationism taught in schools ...I suppose it is only to be expected in a place famous for watch making ...