Survey: Many adults think evolution, creationism deserve equal time

10/25/2009 | Guardian (London), The

About 43% of adults in 10 countries say evolution and creationism should be taught together in science classes, according to a recent survey. However, some educators say that should not be the case. "An overwhelming body of evidence, not assertion, supports the concept of evolution and therefore evolution must form the basis of the science curriculum," said Christine Blower, acting general secretary of the National Union of Teachers. "Consideration of creationism might not be out of place in religious education."

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