Resolution 1580 (2007)/19.5/cmt/en

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19.5. promote the teaching of evolution as a fundamental scientific theory in the school curriculums.

  • evolution as a fundamental scientific theory - Fundamental? When it comes to such self-evident things as the integrated variation mechanisms in biology, and mutations which continuously causes significant deterioration of the genetic material, influencing also many areas within medicine etc, we all can agree on that such education should be promoted. But if the call addresses an entirely groundless faith in large scale evolution, i.e. the philosophical idea which is also a basis for atheism, then we definitely cannot agree. This is because large scale evolution has never been observed in the nature. A certain naturalistic philosophy must absolute not one-sidedly decide what can be called natural science. (MM/RIL)
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