Monday, January 15, 2007

Lewis Wolpert on Teaching Evolution

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published: lundi 15 janvier 2007 3:15:31

If you go about 11 minutes into this radio show, Lewis Wolpert (biologist and vice president of the British Humanist Association) expresses his views about teaching evolution:

I mean, to suggest that the children could decide whether or not is bizarre. I would have thought that the level of competence of children in school understanding evolution was very, very low. Evolution's a very complex process. It involves genes, it involves development, it involves molecules, and I'm terribly sorry, but it is not something that school children can deal with at that particular level.

[Also go about 24 minutes into the show to hear him re-emphasize this point.]

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