Panel urges teachers, parents to get their facts straight on evolution

Published: Saturday 15 July 2006

Evolution The World

Sixty-seven members of the Inter Academy Panel (iap), representing world's leading science academies, have come out with a press release urging parents and teachers to provide children with the facts about origin and evolution of life on the Earth.The statement points out that within science courses taught in certain public systems of education, scientific evidence and testable theories about the origins and evolution of life on Earth are being concealed, denied, or confused with theories not testable by science. The release argued that facts about the origins and evolution of the Earth and of life on this planet have been established by experimental results from a multitude of scientific disciplines. It noted that science has never denied that many questions on evolution lie unanswered.

The statement acknowledged that human understanding of morals is outside of natural science's scope and that social, philosophical, religious, cultural and political streams contribute to it.

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