International

11.30.2012

"All free schools will be forced to present evolution as a comprehensive and central tenet of scientific theory," the Guardian (November 29, 2012) reported, "following lobbying by senior scientists concerned that Christian-run institutions could exploit loopholes in the rules to present creationism as a credible theory."

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10.04.2012

A recent survey (PDF) surveyed public opinion about climate change in thirteen countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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09.06.2012
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A panel overseeing revisions to science textbooks in South Korea "reaffirmed that the theory of evolution is an essential part of modern science that all students must learn in school," according to a report in Nature (September 6, 2012).

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07.11.2012
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The plan to eliminate examples of evolution from textbooks in South Korea is under reconsideration.

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06.27.2012

"While a majority of Canadians say that climate change is a fact and is caused by emissions, only two-in-five Americans and Britons concur," according to a June 27, 2012, press release from Angus Reid Public Opinion.

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06.11.2012

Evolution is to be added to the primary national curriculum in England, gratifying scientists and educators who have been campaigning for its addition over the last three years.

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06.05.2012

A creationist campaign to remove references to evolution from high school biology textbooks in South Korea succeeded in May 2012, according to a report in Nature (June 5, 2012), when "the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology revealed that many of the publishers would produce revised editions that exclude examples of the evolution of the horse or of avian ancestor Archaeopteryx."

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02.14.2012

A poll reveals that more Christians in Britain oppose teaching creationism in the science classroom than support it.

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12.09.2011

Evolution "ranks alongside pornography and terrorism as topics that the Turkish government's controversial new Internet filtering scheme keeps out of the hands of children," according to a post on the ScienceInsider blog (December 9, 2011).

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12.05.2011
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Writing in The Telegraph (December 3, 2011), the geneticist Steve Jones reflects on his experience in teaching university students who reject evolution — and refuse even to learn about it — because of their religious objections.

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