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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Evolution in Italy

Well, it looks like Italy is going the way of Kansas from a few years back. The new national teaching standards apparently "make no mention of the history of human evolution, nor of the relationship between mankind and other species." While I fail to see this as an active ban, it is certainly disheartening to see such fear of science codified into curricula. With any luck this petition will have the desired effect and the situation will resolve.

I should mention that Italy still plans to teach evolution in high school. However, this type of action strikes me as a proverbial foot in the door that could be used as a steppingstone to bigger and better things…like outlawing all teaching of evolution. Will that happen? Who knows. The important thing here, to my mind, is that the government makes the right choice for the sake of principle. We’ll have to wait and see.


Well, it looks like Italy found religion...or, I suppose, science.


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