Turkey to Stop Teaching Evolution in Secondary Schools as Part of New National Curriculum

(The Independent) Evolution will no longer be taught in Turkish secondary schools after being described as a “controversial subject” by the government.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has personally approved the change, which will be part of a new national curriculum being published later this month.

The head of the education ministry’s curriculum board, Alpaslan Durmuş, said a section on Darwinism would be cut from biology classes from 2019.

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  • Reason2012

    It’s observable, repeatable, biological, scientific fact: that no matter how many generations go by, ALL populations of: fish remain fish, reptiles remain reptiles, birds remain birds, viruses remain viruses, amphibians remain amphibians, and so on. There exists factual barriers that are not crossed. In spite of this, evolutionists:

    (a) Ignore that scientific fact

    (b) Make up a belief contrary to that scientific fact

    (c) Where that belief never happens and hence can’t be called science anyway but demand it be called science and contradict what IS observable scientific fact.

    Evolutionism is nothing but a complete distortion of science and observable, repeatable scientific fact, and it’s used to attack belief in God.

  • Robert

    So Turkey is still going to teach evolution from age 5 and up. So what really has chnged? Except their getting more sneaky snakie about it