Creationism to be banished from Swedish schools

Published October 18th, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

The Swedish government is to crack down on the role religion plays in independent faith schools. The new rules will include a ban on biology teachers teaching creationism or ‘intelligent design’ alongside evolution.

“Pupils must be protected from all forms of fundamentalism,” said Education Minister Jan Björklund to Dagens Nyheter.

Some Christian schools teach biology students that the world and the organisms on it were created by a supreme being. This is often presented as another valid scientific theory alongside evolution – something most scientists reject.

Religious Education will remain on the curriculum and it will still be allowed to start the school day with prayers. But in classes teachers will be expected to stick to the curriculum.

You can read the entire article here.

75 Responses to “Creationism to be banished from Swedish schools”

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  1. One-eyed Wonderkin says:

    number 1?

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  3. One-eyed Wonderkin says:

    Good to see that Sweden is monitoring the use of public funds.

  4. Pluto says:

    Bronze! Good news

  5. Pluto says:

    Bastard! tin then

  6. One-eyed Wonderkin says:

    Pluto – you are such a dog! Figuratively speaking.

  7. One-eyed Wonderkin says:

    I hope that the whole world follows Sweden’s lead. If it were my decision there would be no religion in school at all. You really can’t do that because of the historical aspect of it. Maybe if just the history of and not the actual religion was taught it would be okay.

  8. Pluto says:

    Pity its come to England thanks to Bush’s’ butt buddy and his “city academy’s”! They said if you pushily fund a school you can decide what’s on the curriculum.
    If I had the cash I’d make “signing on lessons” compulsory. At least that’s something they will find useful.

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