Keep Darwin's 'lies' out of Polish schools: education official
Warsaw, Poland (AFP) - Poland's deputy education minister called for the influential evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin not to be taught in the country's schools, branding them 'lies.'
'The theory of evolution is a lie, an error that we have legalised as a common truth,' Miroslaw Orzechowski, the deputy minister in the country's right-wing coalition government, was quoted as saying by the Gazeta Wyborcza daily Saturday.
Orzechowski said the theory was 'a feeble idea of an aged non-believer,' who had come up with it 'perhaps because he was a vegetarian and lacked fire inside him.'
The evolution theory of the 19th-century British naturalist holds that existing animals and plants are the result of natural selection which eliminated inferior species gradually over time. This conflicts with the 'creationist' theory that God created all life on the planet in a finite number. [Science, Creationism]
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