Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE) RESOLUTION 1580 (2007) – The dangers of creationism in education: (October 2007) Rapporteur: Mr Lengagne, succeeded by Mrs Brasseur (see Docs. 11065, 11297 and 11375)
Creationism in any of its forms, such as “intelligent design”, is not based on facts, does not use any scientific reasoning and its contents are definitely inappropriate for science classes. However, some people call for creationist theories to be taught in European schools alongside or even in place of the theory of evolution. From a scientific view point, there is absolutely no doubt that evolution is a central theory for our understanding of life on Earth. The Assembly calls on education authorities in member states to promote scientific knowledge and the teaching of evolution and to oppose firmly any attempts at teaching creationism as a scientific discipline.
Publication type:
project report
Publication date:
2015
Publication URL:
http://assembly.coe.int/Mainf.asp?link=/Documents/AdoptedText/ta07/ERES1580.htm
Institute:
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE) (CoE)
Country:
EU

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