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Turkey is set to drop the “controversial” theory of evolution


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Turkey is set to drop the “controversial” theory of evolution from the high school curriculum to better reflect local and national values, making it the second predominantly Muslim country after Saudi Arabia to not teach students Darwin’s theory.

Educators in Turkey argue that Charles Darwin’s theory is too complex for teenagers to understand and that they should wait until they enter college to be able to comprehend and discuss secular scientific discourse. Starting from the 2019 school year, biology textbooks will, therefore, ditch a national curriculum chapter about the concept.

More here: https://www.rt.com/news/393821-turkey-evolution-theory-schools/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

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