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Russia Church wants end to Darwin school "monopoly"

Postby ukantic » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:27 pm

(Reuters) - The Russian Orthodox Church called Wednesday for an end to the "monopoly of Darwinism" in Russian schools, saying religious explanations of creation should be taught alongside evolution.

http://in.reuters.com/article/idINTRE6584JX20100609

The atheist Soviet state, which collapsed in 1991, used Darwin to disprove religious teachings.


Well not really. The Russians seemed more interested in Lamarckian evolution, long after it had been superseded in other parts of the world by Darwin's theory.

http://www.skepdic.com/lysenko.html

More comments at http://richarddawkins.net/articles/4788 ... l-monopoly
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Postby Michael » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:10 pm

This has been going on for some time according to a chap I know in St petersburg.
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